Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation: Grants for Higher Education

OVERVIEW: The Andersen Foundation broadly supports higher education institutions across the United States. It lacks transparency, which restricts information about its grant guidelines and strategies. It also does not maintain a website.

IP TAKE: The Andersen Foundation offers general operating and program specific support. 

PROFILE: Formerly known as the Andersen Foundation, the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation was incorporated in Minnesota in 1959. The foundation focuses it’s funding on higher education institutions that do not accept federal funding, youth organizations, aging centers and services, healthcare organizations, and hospitals.

According to tax filings, the foundation broadly supports colleges and universities across the United States. For instance, past grantees include Alice Lloyd College, Huntington University, and Cedarville University. Andersen’s higher education grants are generally around $175,000. 

Andersen accepts unsolicited grant proposals and requests for funding. Deadlines for submissions are March 18, July 22, and October 21. Applicants must include a detailed description of their project, amount requested, most recent annual report and/or audited financial statement, and a copy of their IRS determination letter.


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Fred and Katherine Anderson Foundation

Attention: Mary Gillstrom

Andersen Foundation

P.O. Box 80

Bayport, MN, 55003