What We Do

Grantmaking

The Hendricks Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen our hometown of Beloit Wisconsin.

Eligibility & Priorities

In line with the Foundation’s vision, mission and beliefs, we have identified several key giving priorities.

  • Youth (middle school to age 21)
  • Education and Career Preparedness
  • Entrepreneurship, Workforce and Economic Development
  • Support for Veteran’s and their Families
  • Ensuring Community Safety

In addition, the Foundation recognizes that transitional moments provide a unique opening to offer a hand up, and we are committed to supporting programs that leverage these moments to assist individuals and families in achieving their potential and becoming active, contributing members of our communities.

Geographic Focus

Foundation investments will be made primarily in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Foundation may consider limited requests for support in the Greater Stateline area.

Investment Approach

  • We will maintain a deep knowledge of the community.
  • We will demonstrate a willingness to address generational and tenacious issues.
  • We will work proactively to identify and implement solutions targeted to address our identified priorities including the replication of proven practices or innovative approaches that demonstrate strong rationale and potential for success.
  • We will support projects that demonstrate evidence of strong community collaboration and participation from multiple funders.
  • The Foundation will consider capital, start-up and operational grants. Multiyear grants may be considered.

Limitations

The Hendricks Family Foundation will generally only consider requests from qualified not-for-profit, tax-exempt organizations. The Foundation does not provide support to individuals and will not provide funds to lobby or influence public elections. The Foundation will not be a source of funding for endowments.

How To Apply

Information about Foundation interests and restrictions are detailed above under Grantmaking. We strongly encourage potential applicants to review this information carefully.

Local organizations, particularly those with an existing relationship with the Foundation are welcome to contact staff for a preliminary discussion of potential projects.

Complete the online eligibility checklist to determine whether your project or organization meets Foundation giving guidelines. You will be required to create a User Account to access the eligibility check. Creating a User Account will require you to enter the following information:

  • A username that is an email address
  • Your contact information
  • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
  • Contact information for the organization’s Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

After you have submitted the Eligibility Quiz, you will be taken to the Apply page and will have access to the grant applications you are eligible to submit.

Log in the Foundation grant management system and complete the Letter of Interest associated with the grant you wish to submit. Be sure to note any applicable due dates. Your letter of interest will generally be reviewed, within 60-90 days. You will be notified via email if you will be invited to submit an application.

Log in to the Foundation grant management system. You will have access to the application form. Be sure to note the required due dates. Your application can be saved as a draft, allowing you to edit prior to submitting the application. Complete and submit the application including any required uploads or attachments.

New Feature:

The online grant system now allows applicants the ability to invite collaborators to assist with an application. Please see the log in page for a link to additional video instructions.

Your application will be reviewed by members of our staff and the Board. We will contact you directly for questions, clarification and/or to arrange a site visit.

All grants will be reviewed by the Grants Committee or the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors generally meets twice/year (spring and fall). Notification of funding decisions will generally be made via email.

Depending on the size and nature of the grant, the Foundation may require a formal grant agreement and/or grant performance reports. All agreements, deadlines and reporting will be done through your grant management account.

Helpful Hints When Applying

For the best user experience when accessing the grant management system, we suggest using the latest version of one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. It is fine to use Internet Explorer although you may encounter some minor technical issues.

Deadlines | Spring 2020

Grant deadlines are established each cycle based on anticipated Board Meeting dates.

Deadlines for the Spring 2020 cycle are as follows:

  • Letters of Interest:
    Must be submitted no later than February 21st, 2020. Early submissions are encouraged.
  • Full Application:
    Organizations invited to submit a full application will need to submit those materials by April 17, 2020.

Note: Applications submitted through the ‘Small Grant’ process may be submitted at any time.

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