The H. E. Butt Foundation serves communities in Texas and beyond with programs designed to encourage people to live whole, healthy lives.
The H. E. Butt Foundation’s Know Your Neighbor campaign aims to answer an age-old question: “Who is my neighbor?” Through storytelling, developing learning resources, and crafting unique events and experiences, we strive to tell a more accurate story about the economic challenges and gaps in opportunity that exist in our city, inspiring San Antonians to know and care for each other.
To understand where to create change, we need to understand each other. We need to listen and learn. By nurturing trust and relationships between neighbors across our different sides of town, we can work together to address the challenges facing our city and create solutions that benefit San Antonio children, families, and future generations.
Because numerous donors believe Laity Lodge Family Camp has a powerful impact on families, we are fortunate to be able to offer limited scholarship funds to qualifying families. We consider the total family income, past scholarship history, and past camping history when reviewing applications for possible scholarship awards. If additional information is needed regarding any of these areas of consideration, then we will contact you.
Serving Selected Texas Schools
H. E. Butt Foundation Outdoor School partners with selected Texas schools, providing transformative and educational 3-day, 2-night outdoor experiences, each set within the rugged beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Beneath steep canyon bluffs carved by the beautiful Frio River, we make a variety of retreat campsites available to qualified groups at no cost. Each self-contained camping site affords discovery, adventure, hospitality, and renewal for Texas communities.
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Peer Learning Cohorts
Select nonprofits work together for 36 months to become more efficient and effective leaders so their organizations operate at peak performance.
Each year, our Capacity Building Program forms a Peer Learning Cohort consisting of select nonprofits that agree to work together for 36 months at becoming more efficient, effective, and cooperative. They dig deep on leadership development, continuous learning processes, managing, planning, oversight, and generating resources. The goal: to help vital nonprofits operate at peak performance.
The organizations involved represent a breadth of services being offered in San Antonio, from after-school activities to distressed housing restoration to mental health support and more. Each nonprofit is provided with an external assessment using the Impact Capacity Assessment Tool (iCAT), which helps orient them to the work ahead. In the first year, cohort members meet on five occasions, connecting through peer learning opportunities, and creating the potential for lasting collaborations that can benefit communities for years to come.
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