Hendrickson Family Foundation Grant

Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $50,000

Deadline: Jul 31, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: Preferred: Illinois Other eligible locations: United States

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About this funder:




The Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation was established in 1991 to support and promote quality educational, human services and health care programming for underserved populations. 

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. Virginia followed in her father's footsteps by leading the family business and by serving as President of the Hendrickson Foundation. Virginia died in 1995, leaving no heirs. 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.

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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Carl R. Hendrickson Family Foundation supports and promotes quality educational, human services and health care programming for underserved populations.
  • The majority of grants from the Hendrickson Family Foundation are 1 year in duration.


  • 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.


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