News & Updates

ACTS Housing — Proving What Is Possible

At the Hendricks Family Foundation, we know every person has within themselves the ability to do great things, to embrace taking a risk in the effort to solve a problem, transform their life, and strengthen their family.
KidsTank | BizTank

BizTank — Stepping Outside of the Comfort Zone

At the Hendricks Family Foundation, we know education is key to ensuring students have choices about their future, every child deserves access to experiential learning and robust career path planning.
CareerTek Health Grant

Pipeline to Healthcare Success: Hendricks CareerTek

The greater Beloit area has a skills gap. Institutions like Beloit Health System require trained workers, but community members are not necessarily equipped for or aware of the opportunities available to them. Hendricks Family Foundation CEO Diane Hendricks recognized this discrepancy and founded Hendricks CareerTek as a way to provide professional development and career education services to Beloit youth.
Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children Wisconsin | Rock County Pilot

Safe Families for Children (SFFC) Wisconsin is committed to reducing the number of children placed in foster care by empowering families in crisis through community and faith-based support. It pairs families in crisis with community members to prevent child maltreatment, circumvent welfare placements, and provide wrap-around family support.
JPAC Students

Hendricks Education Center | Janesville Performing Arts Center

JPAC’s exponential growth as a driving factor necessitating its expansion. JPAC needed a separate space dedicated to performing arts education. When planning for the future it was important to the Board and JPAC staff to have a permanent structure like this in place.
Acts Housing

ACTS Housing Corporation | Beloit Wisconsin

The Hendricks Family Foundation is pleased to award a five-year grant of nearly $1.2 million to the ACTS Housing Corporation,” announced Diane Hendricks, President and Chairman of the Board. “The ACTS model is a true ‘hands up’ model, offering coaching, skill-building and financing to help Beloit families become proud homeowners.
Boosting Literacy | Beloit Daily News, Hillary Gavin

Boosting Literacy – Beloit Daily News

Beloit Memorial High School National Honor Society students have been rounding up books and shelves to help boost early literacy. Student Gloria Heiss and fellow students will be hosting a book giveaway event from noon - 1 p.m. on May 11 at the Beloit Public Library.
1st Wisconsin Young Marines | Beloit

Young Marines Build Character & Serve Community

A priority of The Hendricks Family Foundation is to support our youth. One local organization geared to do that is the 1st Wisconsin Young Marines. It serves as a youth education and service program that focuses on building character.
Hendricks CareerTek Advanced Construction | Beloit Daily News Pic

Students Learn Building Skills, While Giving Taxpayers A Hand – Beloit Daily News

There's a lot to be learned in a locker room. Students at Hendricks CareerTek Advanced Construction Academy renovated locker rooms at the Krueger-Haskell Clubhouse.
Blender Cafe

Blender Cafe Teaches Students Valuable Skills – Beloit Daily News

Walk into the Beloit Public Library and you're greeted by the smell of freshly ground coffee and baked bread.Turn right, and you'll hit the Blender Cafe, the Stateline Area's only library restaurant with a twist: it's run by students.
GIFTS Men's Shelter | Rock County WI

Transforming Lives Through GIFTS

A major priority of the Hendricks Family Foundation is to give people a second chance in life. With that in mind, the Foundation has awarded a grant of $50,000 to the God Is Faithful Temporary Shelter, more commonly known as GIFTS.
Beloit Daily News Photo - Students

Youngsters Try On The Life Of A Firefighter – Beloit Daily News

Local students got a crash course in fire rescue and firefighting Tuesday as part of the Hendricks CareerTek summer academy series, hosted by the City of Beloit Fire Department at Fire Station One.