What is the mission of the Foundation?
We manifest the redeeming love of Christ by focusing on the physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being of people, consistent with the tenets of the Free Methodist Church USA.
When was Butterfield Foundation formed?
Deaconess Hospital was founded on North Portland Avenue in Oklahoma City in the early part of the last century. It emerged as a part of The Home of Redeeming Love, but quickly became one of Oklahoma City’s premier family practice hospitals. Deaconess, as a nonprofit, faith-based hospital, was sold in 2005 to a healthcare corporation. At the time of the sale, the hospital board voted to establish Butterfield Foundation with the proceeds of the sale.
Where is the Foundation located?
8308 N May Ave, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
When is the office open?
Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Friday by appointment
What type of grants do you fund?
Our board has identified the following Funding Focus Areas:
- Christian Charitable Care – Funds are given to support Christian organizations who meet the whole person healthcare needs of the underserved and uninsured in their communities. Projects should help to improve the quality of care offered to each patient and increase the awareness and knowledge of charitable care.
- Pregnancy Resource Centers – Funding is given to Christian centers that help to increase the quality of care provided to clients and educate women in unplanned pregnancies on all their options.
- International – Grant funding is provided to overseas medical organizations with a domestic U.S. based 501(c)(3) that enhances healthcare, trains indigenous healthcare providers, and improves health-related conditions in their community.
- Spiritual Care – Although not a specific Funding Focus, spiritual care is an important part of all of the projects and programs funded by the Foundation. Projects related to improving spiritual care will be considered in all of our Funding Focus Areas.
What are your grant cycle deadlines?
There are three grant cycles each year. A calendar with information about our grants cycles is located under the GRANTS page of this site. To receive updates on when we are accepting grant applications. like us on Facebook at Butterfield Memorial Foundation.
What type of projects are not funded by the Butterfield Foundation?
- Grants to individuals
- Organizations unable to give evidence of an active Christian presence
- International organizations without a domestic U.S. based 501(c)(3)
- Ongoing program expenses
- Operating expenses
If my organization is interested in applying for a grant, what should we do?
Christian nonprofit organizations with a project that fits one or more of the Foundation’s Funding Focuses must first fill out a Letter of Inquiry located on the GRANTS page of this site.
Who decides which projects are funded by the Butterfield Foundation?
Requests for funding are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.