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The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-11

At A Glance

The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation

200 E. State St., Ste. 306-A

Media, PA United States 19063-3434

Telephone: (610) 566-3375


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-08-31)

Assets: $36,787,157

Total giving: $1,250,000





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Carlie Numi:


Established in 1995 in PA

Purpose and Activities

Giving in 3 major areas: 1) scholarships; 2) Austrian-U.S.A. relations; and 3) reducing poverty and malnutrition among the poorest and most marginalized of the world's people, especially those who are at particular risk because of conflict or other cruel conditions.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS)

BIAAS accepts grant proposals for projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria in the fields of history, politics, economics and law. Grant proposals that further the institute’s mission will also be accepted in the fields of history, politics, economics, law, literature, poetry, music and translations. Grants may include support for related lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, and documentaries. Grants for salary replacement will not be considered. Grants will not exceed $25,000 unless a compelling case is made for a larger grant. Proposals must be in English and should not exceed 12 pages. Applications may be mailed or e-mailed. Contact: Carlie Numi, Deputy Admin. with questions. See foundation web site for full application guidelines .

Botstiber Scholars Program

This program provides four-year undergraduate scholarships to young men and women from all over the world for study at Lehigh University in PA. In addition to their course of study, Botstiber scholars participate in monthly seminars on issues of science, ethics and leadership. Students must be of good moral character, and they must study science, technology or commerce. The program looks for students who will return to their home countries and apply their American education for the betterment of their people. .

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarship to students in the U.S. and abroad for study at Lehigh University in PA.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • International relations
  • University education
International Interests
  • Austria
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-08-31

Assets: $36,787,157 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,719,698

Total giving: $1,250,000

Qualifying distributions: $1,482,072