Private Funder: Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 grants; Funding Focus: Education, human services, faith-based projects and health care; Geographic Focus: Illinois; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies, last year the foundation made $421,000 in grants; Deadline: July 31.
Summary: These grants support quality education, human services, and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that help individuals meet their basic needs while also addressing their spiritual needs. Preference is given to organizations or programs that approach their mission from an entrepreneurial perspective. Although Illinois is the foundation’s geographical focus area, it makes grants elsewhere. For example, the foundation gave $17,500 to Child Evangelism Fellowship, Warrenton, MO, in 2011 for a missionary outreach program.
Bank of America serves as trustee for the foundation. Before starting the application process, be sure to thoroughly research the information provided at: www.bankofamerica.com/grantmaking The site is an introductory portal for foundations distributing charitable grants primarily in the following states: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
Info: 312/828/4154, http://tinyurl.com/cdpubs-02i92 (select the Hendrickson Foundation from the drop-down menu).