HistoryThe Heineman Foundation for Research, Education, Charitable and Scientific Purposes was established in 1948 by Dannie and Hettie Heineman. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide seed money to start-up projects and new projects within existing organizations for a maximum of three to five years.
The Foundation's general areas of interest are the following:
- Programs that enable economically challenged women to enter and remain in the workplace
- Environmental research that will help prevent, reduce and/or eliminate water degradation
- Live music performance for education and outreach
- Research into prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses
- Programs that enable youth to think, create, and communicate effectively
- Programs that support and promote high achievement in music, science, and literature
Board(*) denotes Finance Committee members
David Bergendahl – Acting President *
Alexander Bergendahl – Acting Vice President & Treasurer *
Crista Bergendahl – Secretary
Agnes Gautier *
Anders Bergendahl *
James Rose, Ph.D.
Michael Schur, M.D. *
GrantsThe purpose of the Foundation is to provide seed money to start-up projects and new projects within existing organizations for a maximum of three to five years. We grant funding once a year, following our November board meeting. We do not give multi-year grants.
Grant proposals are by invitation only. We do not currently accept unsolicited grant proposals.
The Heineman Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization