Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation

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Areas of Interest

The Foundation's major fields of interest are:

  • Education: Educational programs and/or institutions — primarily schools and colleges. (With emphasis on, but not limited to, educational programs providing assistance to the needy or disabled.)

  • Religion: Religion-based programs and/or institutions. (With an emphasis on, but not limited to, providing assistance to the needy or disabled... or to benefit a local church in a capital program.)

  • Historic Preservation: Historic Preservation programs and/or institutions (including "societies").

  • Medical Programs and/or Scientific Research: Medical and/or Scientific programs and/or their affiliated institutions.

Grant Restrictions

  1. Foreign limitations: The Brotherton Foundation is legally restricted from contributing, in any manner, grant funds which would be utilized outside of the United States or its possessions. It does not fund non-United States-based charitable organizations nor even the work of United States-based organizations abroad.

  2. United States limitations: The primary geographic areas of funding are North/Central New Jersey and New York City. Exceptions to the geographic guidelines are granted only when a Co-Trustee or Advisory Board Member has personal knowledge of an organization which otherwise conforms to all other Foundation guidelines.

  3. Further, as a matter of general practice, The Brotherton Foundation does NOT normally approve grant requests falling into the following categories:
    • Conferences
    • Day Care Programs for Children or Adults
    • Documentaries, Films, and Videos
    • Environmental Programs
    • Legal Aid Programs
    • Loans
    • Moving Expenses
    • Public Opinion Polls, Surveys, and Research Studies
    • Public Policy and/or Advocacy Groups
    • Senior Citizens' Programs
    • Soup Kitchens and/or Food Banks
    • Well-Endowed Institutions
    • Organizations lacking tax exempt status under I.R.C. Section 501(c)(3)
    • Deficit financing
    • Grants to individuals

Please direct all correspondence to:

Ms. Maribeth A. Ligus
Administrative Director
Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation
1141 Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Suite C-6
Ringwood, NJ 07456
Phone 973-728-6100

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