Special Interest Grants

We sow seeds for the future.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation envisions a community where all residents have the opportunity for a high quality of life. To help achieve this vision, we seek gifts for and award grants from a number of special interest funds:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Recreation
  • Social Services

Learn more about these targeted funds that support such initiatives as a proposed accessible playground at Demmitt Elementary School, the Passport to Safety program for entering kindergarten students in the district and musical instrument sculptures in the Vandalia Art Park.

Discretionary grant applications are accepted Aug. 15-Oct. 1. Grant recipients will be notified of awards by Oct. 15. Review our tips for writing a successful grant application and apply here (link to application form).

To be eligible for a grant, an organization must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, be nondiscriminatory and address needs that are not met fully by existing organizational or community resources.