The Hoover Family Foundation was created in 1992 by James and Katherine Hoover. Significant additional funding was provided in 1995 through the estate of James’ mother Mildred Mickel Hoover, whose husband, Truman Hoover, had been an executive in the pharmaceutical industry.

Our History

For many years, members of the Hoover family in Indiana volunteered with and contributed to non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals. In recent years, these activities have been extended to the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. In order to more effectively continue these philanthropic endeavors the Hoover Family Foundation was established in 1992.

The main objective of the foundation is to support non-profit organizations that foster the development of individual self-sufficiency. This intent is based on the community interest and volunteer involvement of the founders and major funders. They believed that private sector groups could help the growth of individuals through values-infused education and human service support activities. They felt that improving an individual’s capabilities and circumstances is possible at any age.

The purpose of the funding is to provide direct services to individuals by supporting non-profit agencies efforts. These agencies also may need support to aid them in providing these services, or to improve their own functioning. The foundation funds programs in the Hoover family locations of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Portland, Oregon.

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