Booth Ferris Foundation

Primary Contact: 
Ms. Natalie Silver, Vice President of Human Services and Urban Affairs
P.O. Box 6089
Newark, DE 19714
Type of Funder: 
Areas of Interest Description: 

Arts and Culture

Education, including K-12 and Higher Education

Civic and Urban Affair efforts


Geographic Focus: 
Geographic Focus Limitations: 

Appears to offer funding primarily in New York, but has a history of allocating funds in the following states:  North Caroline, Maryland, Connecticut, Wisconsin, California, Ohio, and Louisiana.

Total Annual Giving: 


Average Grant Range: 

$50,000 to $300,000

Application Procedures: 

Applicants must have the following items in their proposals:  Background Information about the organization, project budget, organizational budget, alist of foundation and corporate sponsors, a board of directors and/or a trustees list, the organizations most recent annual report, as well as recently audited financial statements, the most recent Form 990, and an IRS 501 (c) (3) determination letter.

Funding Limitations Description: 

No grants are made to individuals, federated campaigns, or work dedicated to specific diseases and/or disabilities

Proposals submitted by education-based institutions to acquire fellowships, unrestricted endowments, and/or scholarships are heavily discouraged

Proposals submitted by social service agencies that serve outside the New York area are heavily discouraged

Proposals submitted from agencies outside of the United States will not be considered

If an organization is awarded a grant, three years must elapse before they can be keenly considered for another one

Selected Grants: 

Casita Maria, NY 2005:  $100,000

Church of the Holy Apostles, NY 2004: $50,000


City/Metropolitan Area: