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Esper A. Petersen Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-03

At A Glance

Esper A. Petersen Foundation

1 E. Belvidere Rd.

Grayslake, IL United States 60030-3328

Telephone: (847) 336-0900

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $8,429,905

Total giving: $732,990






Incorporated in 1944 in IL

Program Area(s)

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

Educational Program

Scholarships of up to $1,000 per year, (based on scholastic achievement and financial need), are available for study at colleges, junior colleges, universities, trade schools, technical schools and nurses training. Grants are renewable. Award amounts are determined by family income and scholastic achievement.

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to students attending colleges in IL and the surrounding area.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of a non-interest bearing loan to a food service organization's operating needs in feeding and education the hungry of Ventura County, CA.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Biodiversity
  • Botanical gardens
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Food aid
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Plant biodiversity
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $8,429,905 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,072,608

Total giving: $732,990

Qualifying distributions: $732,990