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The Huisking Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

The Huisking Foundation, Inc.

291 Peddlers Rd.

Guilford, CT United States 06437-2324


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $34,594,914

Total giving: $1,675,000






Incorporated in 1946 in NY as the Frank R. Huisking Foundation, Inc. In Sept., 1971 the name was officially amended to The Huisking Foundation, Inc. - The foundation was established to perpetuate and preserve the memory of the late Lieut. Frank R. Huisking, who, during World War II, served as co-captain of a B-24 bomber, and was lost (along with his crew), when the bomber went down over Italy in 1944.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for arts and culture, education, the environment, animal protection, health and hospitals, human services, federated giving programs, and religious purposes. Projects are reviewed and recommended by specific directors of the foundation who have knowledge of the project or program, and thus, support its goals.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal welfare
  • Catholicism
  • Communication media
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Historic preservation
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Museums
  • Natural resources
  • Nonprofits
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $34,594,914 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,829,117

Total giving: $1,675,000

Qualifying distributions: $1,788,397