OUR MISSION

We empower at-risk youth to find their voice and unlock their potential through mentorship and skill development programs based in the creative arts.

OUR MISSION

We empower at-risk youth to find their voice and unlock their potential through mentorship and skill development programs based in the creative arts.

We were founded by high school sweethearts who turned pain into purpose.

In 2007, based on lessons found in his bestselling memoir,

The Butterfly Garden,

 

 

 

Chip and Lisa St. Clair hoped to provide youth with essential

life skills utilizing the creative arts to reach their potential.

Childhood and adolescence is a challenge, let alone battling it through unfathomable adversity. Throughout their local and statewide lectures, Chip and Lisa realized there are people out there who want to help.

They designed a website that enables donors to spread beauty one classroom at a time depending on their particular passion.

Today we're in several states,looking to spread our wings

across America and around the globe.

OUR TEAM

Our team of 25 has vetted and fulfilled over 122 classroom project requests that range from student-created children's books to planting milkweed to school landscape beautification. Some of us are former teachers, so our operation feels like a cross between a startup and a schoolhouse. Stop by our main office in Madison Heights and you'll find us working hard, digging into our data, sharing our favorite classroom projects, and Instagramming the happiest thank you notes from students.

HOW IT WORKS

 

 

To ensure integrity, we're there through every step of every project. We vet all requests, purchase each item, and ship materials directly to verified schools.

Transparency & Efficiency

We know that you care about how effectively your donation is being used.

That's why we show you how every dollar was spent, how you made a difference,

and how grateful our students are!

 

 

Our efficiency and transparency have earned us

Charity Navigator's highest rating.

When a project is fully funded, we purchase all the requested items and ship them directly to the school.

STUDENTS THANK YOU

Every donor gets a thank-you letter from the teacher, photos from the classroom, and a report of how each dollar was spent.

WE FULFILL THE ORDER

WE FULFILL THE ORDER

Find a classroom project that inspires you and give as little as $1. We're a public charity, so your donation is tax-deductible.

Get involved

We're working hard to inspire 1 million people to give $100 million to classroom projects from 100% of our country's high-poverty public schools. All in the next five years. But we can't do it without your help.

SUPPORTING STUDENTS SINCE 2007

GET TO KNOW US BETTER AND BE A PART OF THE C.H.A.N.G.E

SBCF makes it easy for anyone to help a child in need. Ongoing programs all around the country need your support in any capacity you are able.

Are you a passionate individual

in need of funding?

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St. Clair Butterfly Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit

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