Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Inc.: Texas Grants

OVERVIEW: Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Inc. is the philanthropic vehicle of billionaire David Booth and his wife Suzanne. The couple is based in Austin, Texas, where they support various arts and culture and education organizations.

FUNDING AREAS: Arts and culture, education, historic preservation, environment

IP TAKE: Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth Inc. doesn't have much of a web presence or a clear way to get in touch.

PROFILE: Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth the foundation of billionaire David G. Booth, the founder and chairman and CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, an Austin-based firm which has managed around $381 billion in assets. Booth and his wife, Suzanne, live in Austin, Texas, and much of the couple's philanthropy is based in the state. Grantmaking areas of interest include arts and culture, education, historic preservation, and the environment.

The foundation does not have a website to guide grantseekers. However, the couple has a strong interest in arts and culture, philanthropy driven largely by Suzanne, an art historian and collector. The organization funds a number of arts organizations in Texas, such as Chinati Foundation, a contemporary art museum in Marfa, Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, and Fusebox. The couple also supports education in Texas. Recent money has gone to University of Houston, University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, and Austin Achieve Public Schools. Assorted sums have gone to environmental groups, such as Waller Creek Conservancy.

Foundation grants tend to be between $5,000 to $20,000. Review the funder’s recent tax records to learn more about its local giving. Foundation giving is largely centered on the city of Austin but extends elsewhere in Texas as well.

The foundation does not appear to accept unsolicited grant applications. The phone number to contact the foundation with general questions is 512-330-9889.


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