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John W. Anderson Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

John W. Anderson Foundation

402 Wall St., Ste. 12

Valparaiso, IN United States 46383-2562

Telephone: (219) 462-4611

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $259,181,397

Total giving: $10,146,700






Trust established in 1967 in IN - Founded by the late John W. Anderson, a manufacturing executive and inventor, who served as president of the Anderson Company where products included windshield wiper parts and other automotive accessories. One of the principal recipients of funds since the foundation's inception has been the Boys and Girls Clubs. Several local branches of the organization have received substantial support.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to organizations serving youth; higher educational institutions; community funds; scientific or medical research for the purpose of alleviating suffering; care of needy, crippled or orphaned children; care of needy persons who are sick, aged or helpless; improving the health, and quality of life of all persons; human services; and the arts and humanities.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to children of employees of the Anderson Company in Lake and Porter counties in northwest Indiana.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Community improvement
  • Developmental disability services
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Nonprofits
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $259,181,397 (market value)

Expenditures: $10,789,737

Total giving: $10,146,700

Qualifying distributions: $10,869,352