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Ervin G. Houchens Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

Ervin G. Houchens Foundation, Inc.

(formerly Houchens Foundation, Inc.)

P.O. Box 109

Bowling Green, KY United States 42102-0109

Telephone: 2707814222

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $1,524,268

Total giving: $36,128





Additional Contact Information

Application address: c/o Lynne Martin, P.O. Box 357, Bowling Green, KY 42102


Incorporated in 1954 in KY

Purpose and Activities

Support mainly in the form of loans to Baptist and Methodist churches; smaller cash contributions to youth agencies and education.

Program Area(s)

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

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs, in the form of interest-free and low-interest loans, to Methodist and Baptist churches as well as to public charities. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child advocacy
  • Child welfare
  • Christianity
  • Communication media
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Information and Communications
  • Legal services
  • Nonprofits
  • Performing arts
  • Philanthropy
  • Public safety
  • Religion
  • Theater
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $1,524,268 (market value)

Gifts received: $17,651

Expenditures: $120,710

Total giving: $36,128

Qualifying distributions: $69,016