New Land Foundation


Contact Information


Founded in 1941 by Joseph and Muriel Buttinger, the New-Land Foundation seeks to foster positive social change throughout the global community through its grant making.

Funding Interests

The foundation seeks to fund programs in the following areas:

  • Civil rights/justice;
  • Environment (other than hazardous waste);
  • Population control;
  • Peace/arms control; and
  • Leadership development (as it relates to the first four areas).

Geographic Focus


Types of Support

Project and general operating expenses will be considered for funding.

Grant Size

$5000 to $50000

Requirements & Limitations

To be eligible for funding, organizations must have IRS 501(c)(3) status or have a similarly classified fiscal agent. No funding will be provided for educational institutions, medicine, religion, homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, drug addiction or crime rehabilitation. Typically, no grants are given for capital campaigns, publications, films, endowment campaigns, building campaigns or conferences.

Application Process

Applications must include the following:

  • Application form (contact the foundation for more information);
  • An abstract of a proposal;
  • Budget of organization and/or project, including sources and amounts of support that have been attained;
  • List of board members and executive staff;
  • Proof of tax exemption;
  • Annual report and/or last audited financial statement; and
  • Short summary letter which includes: purpose of project and results expected, nature and number of clients or community to be served and method of follow-up an organization will employ to authenticate its results.


Submission dates are: February 1, August 1 (for consideration at next board meeting). The board meets twice a year. Applicants will only receive notification if a grant is awarded.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: Northern Plains Resource Council, Billings, MT
Amount: $30000
Purpose: A multi-year grant was given to the Northern Plains Resource Council, which organizes Montana citizens to protect the water quality, family farms and ranches and unique quality of life. It is a grassroots conservation and family agriculture group that gets the job done - protecting the Northern Plains and the people who make their home here.<br><br>

Grant 2

Grantee: Powder River Basin Resource Council, Sheridan, WY<br>
Amount: $25000

Powder River Basin Resource Council is committed to: the preservation and enrichment of Wyoming's agricultural heritage and rural lifestyle; the conservation of Wyoming's unique land, mineral, water and clean air resources consistent with responsible use of those resources; and the education and empowerment of Wyoming's citizens to raise a coherent voice in the decisions that will impact their environment and lifestyle.

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