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When Butterfly Equity opened its doors, we simultaneously created the Butterfly Equity Foundation. The Butterfly Equity Co-Founders have made an ongoing pledge to contribute 10% of their net profits to the Foundation. We will also amplify impact through seeking outside funds from individual and corporate donors. 100% of the Foundation’s administrative costs are covered by Butterfly.

Food justice is the core of the Foundation’s giving, as it is fundamental to physical and mental health, cultural identity, the environment, and so much more.

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Our Mission and Vision

The mission of the Foundation is to empower our community partners to strengthen the local food system and improve healthy food access for all. We envision a world where everyone has equitable access to nourishing food that promotes their wellbeing.

How We Work

The Foundation supports our community through direct grants, technical assistance, employee volunteerism, and cross-sector coalition building.

We trust that our nonprofit partners know what they need. This is why we focus on general operating support, to give our grantees the flexibility to direct their grant funds toward what they believe will best further their mission and amplify their impact.

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What We Support

The Butterfly Equity Foundation partners with qualified 501 C-3 nonprofit organizations in three areas – nutrition security, food as medicine, and healthy, affordable food retail in neighborhoods with limited access. We are solely focused on organizations working in our hometown, Los Angeles.

The Foundation does not currently accept unsolicited proposals. Unfortunately, due to our small staff size, we are not able to schedule exploratory meetings. However, if you feel your organization aligns with our priorities, we welcome a one paragraph introduction to your work. Please send it to:

What's Next

The Butterfly Equity Foundation is just getting started. We are working hard to identify how to catalyze transformative, positive change in our community, utilizing the unique assets we have including an extensive network of stakeholders in the food sector. We will continue to refine our strategic vision, with the ongoing intent of striving toward a more just and equitable food system.

photos by: Serena Creative and The Dream Center