Booth Ferris Foundation

Primary Contact: 
Ms. Natalie Silver, Vice President of Human Services and Urban Affairs
345 Park Avenue 4th Floor NY1-N040
New York, NY 10154
Type of Funder: 
Areas of Interest Description: 

Education, Arts and cultural based organizations, human services, affordable housing, community development, parks and gardens


Geographic Focus: 
Geographic Focus Limitations: 

Primarily funds organizations based in New York, but has a history of allocating funding to organizations based in Oregon, California, Maryland, Louisiana, Ohio, Connecticut, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington D.C.

Total Annual Giving: 


Application Procedures: 

Must submit a proposal, Project and organizational budget, a list of foundation and corporation supporters, a list of your organization's Board of Trustees, your organization's most recent Annual Report, Final or most recent copy of your organization's audited financial statements. 

The foundation also requires applicants to submit their most recent Form 990 and an IRS (c) (3) Determination Letter

Funding Limitations Description: 

No grants are made to individuals, private foundations, or for loan purposes

Will not allocate grants to organizations outside of the United States

Proposals from educational institutions for scholarships are discouraged; fellowships and unrestricted endowment are discouraged as well

Proposals submitted solely for individual research efforts--specifically at educational institutions--are discouraged

Proposals from social services and cultural institutions outside the metropolitan New York area will not be considered



Selected Grants: 

Union Theological Seminary, NY 2006:  $150,000

Episcopal Social Services of New York, NY 2005:  $120,000

Federation of Protestant Welfare, NY 2005:  $75,000



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Annual Giving: