Joan C. and David Henle Foundation

OVERVIEW:  The Joan C and David Henle Foundation makes grants for education, the environment, youth, health, and sports.

IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. It’s grantmaking is not transparent.

 PROFILE: Founded in 1997, the Joan C. and David Henle Foundation was established by Goldman Sachs veteran David Henle and his wife Joan. Since the foundation prefers a low profile approach, it is unclear how it strategizes grantmaking. According to tax filings, the foundation funds various interests, but tends to prioritize education and health.

The foundation’s education giving tends to draw from the couple’s background. David Henle grew up in Hyde Park in New York’s Hudson Valley. Joan and David now live in Bronxville, New York in Westchester County, an important region of giving.

Grants range from $100 to $650,000. In a recent year, the foundation gave away around $866,000. Past grantees include Union College in Schenectady, NY. Other grantees include The Bronxville School Foundation (the couple’s sons attended Bronxville School), Concordia College, Blythesdale Children’s Hospital, St. Aloysius School, and Graham Windham, which “strives to make a life-altering difference with children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life.”

Keeping a low-profile, this is not a transparent funder, so it is unclear if it accepts unsolicited applications and LOIs.


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The Joan C and David Henle Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with the couple; however, it may be reached at:

Joan C. and David Henle Foundation

77 Water St., Fl 9

New York, NY 10005