Founded in 2009, The Butterfly Foundation has been helping people adversely affected by tragedy or hardship rebuild their lives through acts of compassion, generosity, and financial help.

Our goal is to provide support to people having difficulty fulfilling their basic needs, or caring for their health and well-being following a serious loss or illness.

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When you see a butterfly, you see it’s beauty.

What you don’t see is the journey it took to arrive at that state.

- Nancy Fitzgerald, Founder

How It Works

What kind of aid do we provide?

The Butterfly Organization provides support to help people having difficulty fulfilling their basic needs, or caring for their health and well-being following a serious loss or illness.

What is the eligibility criteria?

We will first establish that candidates do not have the funds or the physical capability of helping themselves. The final candidate is selected based on a vote by the board of directors. **

How long does the assessment take?

To qualify for assistance, we will run a background check on the potential recipient, contact referrals and conduct a personal interview. This process may take up to 14 business days to complete.


August 2024
Aug 22
22 August 2024
Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood,

Join us at the Putts 4 Patrick 8th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament!

The 9th Annual Putts 4 Patrick Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting The Butterfly Foundation will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2024. Enjoy a beautiful morning at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Lakewood, CO complete with an 18-hole scramble, side competitions and activities, and a delicious lunch. We’re all about the swagger at this tournament, so there will be a prize for the best-dressed foursome!

Golf Registration Includes:

  • 18 holes of golf, complete with a cart
  • Complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries at check-in
  • Buffet lunch
  • Prizes, swag bag, and onsite activities

Sponsorships, Silent Auction, & Donations Needed

For questions, business development opportunities, or to donate an item for the silent auction please contact Jen Malott at execdirector
All of our sponsorships come with complimentary foursomes!

Silent Auction opens August 1st and closes August 22nd

About Putts 4 Patrick

This tournament is held each year in memory of Patrick Fitzgerald, who was tragically killed by a distracted driver while he was on his bike commute from work.  This event both honors his memory and, by raising money for The Butterfly Foundation it helps support Colorado families experiencing tragedy and hardship so that they don’t have to walk alone in their journey.

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Thanks to Our Sponsors

We thank all our sponsors, partners, and donors who have provided generous support and commitment to The Butterfly Foundation over the years. We, as well as our recipients and recipient organizations, appreciate the caring support of all these corporate donors and sponsors who have made Philanthropic giving a part of their culture!