Foundation History and Purpose
The A.D. Henderson Foundation was founded in 1959 by Alexander D. and Lucy E. Henderson, who made their home in Broward County, Florida. Dedicated to improving the lives of children through education, the Hendersons also sought to meet the constantly changing needs of our society. Through the Foundation, they strove to improve the economic, social, and physical well-being of their communities. Later, their son A. Douglas Henderson, moved to Vermont and chose to expand these ideals in his new home.
The A.D. Henderson Foundation supports early learning and strives to improve the quality of education for children ages birth to five in the state of Vermont and Broward County, Florida.
In Vermont, we also seek to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations, primarily focusing on early education and adult to child mentoring.