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The Grover Hermann Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

The Grover Hermann Foundation

908 Kenmare Dr.

Burr Ridge, IL United States 60527-7091

Telephone: (630) 908-7800

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $27,894,287

Total giving: $1,514,000






Incorporated in 1955 in IL

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education, social services, community development, health, public policy organizations, and religious organizations, solely for assistance in furthering well-defined secular causes.

Program Area(s)

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


The foundation considers grants for local development and organizations established for youth, the aged, or the disadvantaged, and for cultural and other community-related activities. In these categories, only organizations from the Chicago, IL area will be considered.


The foundation considers grants for education. Although pre-college programs are eligible for grants, higher education will receive the greatest consideration. Scholarships, fellowships, challenge grants, and grants for capital expenditures are considered. Tax-supported colleges and universities receive less consideration than private institutions.


The foundation considers grants for medical facilities, basic medical research, disease-specific organizations, and other health programs having demonstrable significance.

Public Policy

The foundation considers grants to organizations dedicated to the strengthening and improvement of our governmental, economic, and social systems that recognize and promote the values of individual liberty, a strong work ethic, free-market competition and limited government.


The foundation considers grants to established religious organizations for assistance in furthering well-defined secular causes in the Chicago, IL, metropolitan area.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Public policy
  • Religion
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $27,894,287 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,930,078

Total giving: $1,514,000

Qualifying distributions: $1,727,644