Rebekah Saul Butler

Managing Partner and Co-CEO

Gratitude Railroad

Rebekah Saul Butler is Managing Partner and Co-CEO at Gratitude Railroad. Prior to joining our firm, Rebekah was the Executive Director of The Grove Foundation, a 501(c)(3) philanthropic foundation, and Managing Director of Grove Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.  Rebekah was hired by Andy and Eva Grove to grow The Grove Foundation and cement its strategic philanthropic and operational direction.  Her responsibilities have spanned program, finance and operations, and investment.  Her current primary responsibility is to transition the foundation’s $150M portfolio to complete mission alignment.  In this role, she oversees overall asset allocation, selects funds and managers, monitors performance, directs cash planning, and manages a programmatically aligned carveout.  She also leads the Foundation’s climate justice program and provides overall co-management for all aspects of the Foundation.  In 2018, Rebekah helped launch Grove Action Fund to more directly effect positive policy changes.  She co-leads strategy, finance, compliance and operations for the Fund, and directly manages the climate justice program and key state-focused efforts.

Prior to her work with the Grove organizations, Rebekah was a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting.  She started her career at The Guttmacher Institute in Washington, D.C., where she analyzed and advocated on matters of public policy.  Rebekah has held leadership roles across a wide range of organizations and initiatives, including serving as chair of Funders for Reproductive Equity and co-chair of the funder collaborative that launched Magnify Community, and, currently, on the steering committee of the Rainmakers Investment Collaborative.

She earned a BA with distinction in Sociology and Spanish from Stanford University and an MBA and MPH from UC Berkeley.  She holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification, administered by the Investments and Wealth Institute and taught in conjunction with the Yale School of Management.