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Great Expectations Foundation

Every child’s story should be one of triumph.

Every communities story should be one of prosperity.

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Any Size Organization

Great Expectations Foundation has donated to over 100 charities of variable sizes over the years. No organization is too big, or too small to be considered!

Any Size Donation

Great Expectations Foundation has given donations up to $25,000 and as little as $250. Each charity has different needs we are flexible to be able to match the charities needs.

Any Cause

Great Expectations Foundation prioritizes organizations that focus on the lives of children regardless of their focus. In 2022 we opened up our arms to all charities in our local communities.

News

Recent Causes

  • Curtain’s Up Theater Company
    Curtain’s Up Theater Company is located in Collinsville, IL Curtain’s Up Theater Company has found involvement in community theater to be a positive and rewarding experience. The theater particularly wishes to involve young people in the theater experience, as it is a wonderful way to nurture and celebrate artistic expression, as well as provide performanceContinue reading “Curtain’s Up Theater Company”
  • Hope’s Entourage, Inc.
    Hope’s Entourage, Inc. is located in Mt. Vernon, IL Hope’s Entourage is dedicated to providing nutritious food to hungry children in need. Like many area food pantries, Hope’s Entourage, Inc believes nutritious food is one part of the healing process for vulnerable children. Great Expectations Foundation rewarded them with a $1,000 grant to provide newContinue reading “Hope’s Entourage, Inc.”
  • Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding
    SES and Therapeutic Riding is located in Carbondale, IL Specialized Equine Services has a mission to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois. Equine Therapy is a widely used therapeutic tool for the physically handicapped, as well as for treatingContinue reading “Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding”

Testimonials

What Organizations Say

We are so grateful to Rent One and their Great Expectations Program.  The process of applying for these funds was very easy to navigate online, and their response to my request was almost immediate.  This was so unexpected and appreciated!

Betti Mucha – Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center

Applying for a great to the Great Expectations Foundation was a rewarding process. It was great to be able to tell our story and have someone recognize and support our organization’s efforts in our community. The application is well thought-out and easy to follow, and allowed us to explain what project the Foundation will be contributing to as our grant partner.

Abbey Heuiser – Boys and Girls Club of Poplar Bluff

About Us

Our Beliefs

Great Expectations Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that was founded in 2011 by Larry and Sharon Carrico. Their mission is to provide funding for organizations within Rent One and RNR Midwest communities that focus on children’s education, fitness and wellness, along with their emotional and spiritual development. In 2022 to further the reach in their communities they opened grant opportunities to all 501(c)(3) organizations located in communities near the stores..

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