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Butler Hospital Foundation

Founded in 1844, Butler Hospital is a nonprofit psychiatric hospital serving the mental health needs of the southeastern New England community. We welcome adolescents, adults, and seniors from all walks of life by providing quality care without regard to race, gender, age, or the ability to pay. Butler relies on its donors to help us meet these challenges and prepare for the future.

Your generous donation ensures that these programs, services, and research continue to improve the lives of people with mental illness, substance use, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Our Mission

Our mission involves more than just treating people with psychiatric illnesses and substance use issues. We strive to educate the community to foster an understanding of people with mental health needs. We feel it is important to help reduce the stigma attached to mental illness. Our doctors conduct research in a wide range of areas including mood disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. As a teaching hospital for psychiatry behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, we are dedicated to training tomorrow's psychiatrists, psychologists, medical students, pharmacy students, and nurses.


Capital Campaign


Ways to Give

Online Giving

Make a cash donation to Butler Hospital online today. 

Monies raised are earmarked primarily for patient program needs, research, and general support of the hospital. 

Donation by Check

To make a donation by check, please make it payable to Butler Hospital Foundation and mail to:

Philanthropy Building 2
Butler Hospital Foundation
171 Service Avenue, Suite 310
Warwick, RI 02886

Planned Giving

Looking to give appreciated securities, retirement plan assets, life insurance, real estate, or tangible personal property? We will work with you to find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support Butler Hospital.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of securities may be wired directly to the Care New England account at Merrill Lynch. Your investment manager or broker should contact Mary Winstanley at Merrill Lynch: (401) 278-7019 direct line; (401) 369-8795 fax; or email mary_winstanley@ml.com. 

Honor and Memorial Gifts

You may make a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one, physician, caregiver, nurse, colleague or friend. When you make a gift in honor or memory of someone, we notify the individual or family member of your generous act of gratitude or remembrance.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees; some companies extend this privilege to retirees as well.

Get in Touch

Butler Hospital Foundation
Major Gifts

Elizabeth Zima
Philanthropy Officer, Major Gifts
P: (401) 681-2855
E: EZima@CareNE.org