Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between Henderson House (the agency) and Henderson House Foundation?

A: There are a number of key factors that distinguish the agency from the foundation:

  1. They are separate 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organizations, with their own tax id numbers from the IRS.

  2. The foundation has a volunteer board as the governing body.

  3. The agency has its own volunteer board that the executive director answers to, along with employees supervised by the executive director. There are also numerous volunteers that assist with the day-to-day operation of the office and shelter itself.

  4. The foundation was established to build an endowment that would eventually assist in funding the operating budget of the agency.

  5. The agency deals with clients directly while the foundation does not.


Q: Does the foundation assist the agency with funding for special projects?

A: No, that is not the purpose of the endowment.


Q: Why does Henderson House need 2 separate non-profit groups?

A: The foundation was created so money would always be available for the agency to do their work, along with protecting assets.

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