Supporting the Mission of the Catholic Church

Protecting the dignity of human life

Advancing Innovative Health Care

Fostering community quality of life

Building a legacy of gratitude.

The founders of the Richard and Maude Ferry Foundation seek to share the blessings God has bestowed on their lives through the generous support of works that further the mission of the Catholic Church, protect the dignity of human life, advance innovative health care, and improve the quality of life within communities that have been home to their family.

In all its benevolent works, the Richard and Maude Ferry Foundation seeks to faithfully respond to the words of Christ: “Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’” (Matthew 25:34‑36)

Mission & Funding Priorities

Supporting the Mission of the Catholic Church

The Foundation funds institutions that advance the work of the Catholic Church, including lay groups that promote Catholic values, especially in the areas of education, health care, and aiding troubled and disadvantaged persons.

Protecting the Dignity of Human Life

The Foundation funds programs that promote the sanctity of life and respect for the most vulnerable human beings, including unborn children, the disabled, the elderly, and the terminally ill.

Advancing Innovative Health Care

The Foundation funds research related to treating Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions, and to support programs that care for persons and families who are coping with these challenges.

Fostering Community Quality of Life

The Foundation funds programs that support the arts, education, and cultural opportunities in communities of interest, with a focus on the greater Seattle and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.