In accordance with IRS rules, the Henson Foundation only makes grants to qualified nonprofit organizations for charitable projects. New or ongoing programs, operating support, scholarships and capital campaigns may be considered for funding. The foundation generally funds nonprofit organizations either located in or providing service to the Salisbury, Maryland area. We do not fund organizations outside of Maryland.
You may learn more about the grantmaking process by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Above: Representatives of the Henson Foundation and UMES pictured (Front Row) from left to right are Tom Evans, chairman of the Henson Foundation; Gordon D. Gladden, trustee, Henson Foundation; Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, president, UMES; Donna S. Altvater, executive director, Henson Foundation; Stephen Farrow, trustee, Henson Foundation; and Dr. Rita Lamb, director, UMES Honors Program. Henson Scholars and Henson Leaders at UMES pictured (Back Row) from left to right are Rashad James, biology major of Charlotte, N.C.; Emara Parsons, rehabilitation services major of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Crystal Brandon, accounting major of White Plains, Md.; Trevor Worthy, accounting major of Lanham, Md.; Nana Osei-Owusu, agri-business major of Accra, Ghana; Lynette Gilchrist, business administration major of New Market, Md.; and Thomas Keane-Dawes, business administration major of Salisbury, Md.