Skip to main content Skip to footer

The John and Cindy McCain Family Foundation


Last profile update: 10/29/2017
Last grant data update: 04/06/2018

At A Glance

The John and Cindy McCain Family Foundation

(formerly The Hensley Family Foundation)

4201 N. 45th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ United States 85031-2109

Telephone: (602) 264-1635

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Politics






Established in 1996 in AZ - Founded by John S. McCain III, and Cindy McCain. John S. McCain III, is a longtime Senator from Arizona, and was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. Sen. McCain served as a Captain in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, and was held as a prisoner of war for five and a half years where he endured abuse and torture, and refused to accept elite treatment and a release solely based upon him being the son and grandson of Admirals. Mr. McCain was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star for his actions in North Vietnam. Sen. McCain is also the author of several books including "Faith of my Fathers," Worth Fighting For," and "Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them." Cindy Hensley McCain is the wife of John McCain, and a noted philanthropist who serves on the boards of Operation Smile, CARE and HALO Trust. She is also the Chair of Hensley & Co., one of the largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributors in the U.S.

Purpose and Activities

Giving for health and human services, educational programs, art programs and housing services.