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Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation

Proposal due July 31
Program type Education; Health; Human Services
Area served IL
Restrictions None
Grant history

Mission

The Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation was established in 1991 to support and promote educational, human services and health care programming for underserved populations. Reflecting the Hendrickson family's strong Christian faith, 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.

Carl R. Hendrickson was a Chicago entrepreneur who, along with his father and brothers, built the Hendrickson Trucking Company. He established the Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation in 1991. Carl and his wife, Agnes, had 1 child, Virginia, who followed in her father's footsteps by leading the family business and by serving as President of the Hendrickson Foundation until her death in 1995. The Hendricksons prided themselves on their entrepreneurial spirit, having been in the forefront of the trucking business by inventing the tandem truck. They encouraged others to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit as well and to pursue philanthropic objectives.

Guidelines

The deadline for application to the Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation is July 31. Grant decisions will be made by mid-November.

In general, grant requests for individuals, endowment campaigns, capital projects or scholarships will not be considered.

The majority of grants from the Hendrickson Family Foundation are 1 year in duration.

Program/Operating Support Grants: Applicants with organizational budgets of $10 million or less may apply for grants of $10,000 up to $50,000 for program or general operating support. For program support, the request may not be more than 30% of the program’s budget.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong connection with the Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Because requests for support usually exceed available resources, organizations may only submit 1 application to 1 of the following foundations within the same calendar year.

  • Alfred Bersted Foundation
  • Grace Bersted Foundation
  • Henrietta Lange Burke Fund
  • Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation
  • Colonel R. Stanley McNeil Foundation

Bank contact

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact us:

ilgrantmaking@ustrust.com

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Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.

Bank contact

To discuss the application process or for questions about this foundation, contact us:

ilgrantmaking@ustrust.com

Please indicate the foundation name in the email subject line.

Detailed foundation contact information can be found in the Procedures.