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The Henry P. Kendall Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-07

At A Glance

The Henry P. Kendall Foundation

176 Federal St., 2nd Fl.

Boston, MA United States 02110-2214

Telephone: (617) 951-2525


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $96,820,803

Total giving: $3,650,706






Trust established in 1957 in MA

Purpose and Activities

To create a resilient and healthy food system in New England that increases the production and consumption of local, sustainably produced food.

Program Area(s)

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

Sustainable Food Systems in New England

The foundation looks at the region and the food system as a whole, recognizing that many complementary strategies and tactics are required to create lasting change. The foundation's aim is to work collaboratively with funders, grantees, and other public and private sector partners toward this vision by focusing its resources on two primary strategies: 1) The Regional Strategy works toward a New England food system that is connected and well-coordinated in all six states, where leaders across the region are collaborating toward a shared 2060 vision and key physical infrastructure is strategically planned and connected; and 2) The Groundwork Strategy is focused on catalyzing inspiring examples of success in a few targeted geographic areas within New England that can be lifted up for others who seek to replicate their success. The foundation has selected three geographies to start: Greater Boston, the State of Rhode Island, and the Route 91 corridor, stretching from Greenfield, MA to New Haven, CT.

Fields of Interest

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture, fishing and forestry
  • Basic and emergency aid
  • Community food systems
  • Food aid
  • Food security
  • Human services
  • Sustainable agriculture
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $96,820,803 (market value)

Gifts received: $13,144,357

Expenditures: $4,830,781

Total giving: $3,650,706

Qualifying distributions: $4,540,569