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The Richard A. Henson Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-12-08

At A Glance

The Richard A. Henson Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 151

Salisbury, MD United States 21803-0151

Telephone: (410) 742-7057


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $35,567,253

Total giving: $1,234,830






Established in 1989 in MD; funded in 1990 - Founded by the late Richard A. Henson, who made aviation history by founding, in 1962, Henson Aviation (now Piedmont Airlines), the nation's first commuter airline service, spawning an entirely new industry and creating a standard for excellence in customer service and flight operations

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to enrich the quality of life primarily in (but not exclusively to), the greater Salisbury, MD, area.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Baseball and softball
  • Breast cancer
  • Cancers
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Community college education
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Economics for youth
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • In-patient medical care
  • Mental health care
  • Mental health counseling
  • Philanthropy
  • Sports
  • Sports and recreation
  • University education
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Community foundations

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $35,567,253 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,532,396

Total giving: $1,234,830

Qualifying distributions: $1,327,468