Great Expectations Foundation

Every child’s story should be one of triumph .

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.

How Can We Help You?

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 Children’s Cause

Great Expectations Foundation believes all aspects of children lives are important in helping to provide a foundation for growth. We consider all charities that are children related regardless of their focus.


Recent Causes

  • D.A.R.E. Lincoln, Illinois
    D.A.R.E is part of the Lincoln Police Department and is located in Lincoln, IL D.A.R.E is one of the oldest programs in the United States that helps educate children on how to make safe choices. D.A.R.E mission mission states: “D.A.R.E. envisions a world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose toContinue reading “D.A.R.E. Lincoln, Illinois”
  • United Way of Southern Illinois
    United Way of Southern Illinois is located in Marion, IL As the end of the school year approaches many charities are looking forward to and planning for summer. While many kids enjoy the freedom of summer there are far too many that are left without steady food, shelter and supervised activities. Untied Way of SouthernContinue reading “United Way of Southern Illinois”
  • OkCity Crisis Nursery
    OkCity Crisis Nursery is located in Oklahoma City, OK In late January our local manager was contacted by OkCity Crisis Nursery who was in need of some extra assistance and looking for support to increase their capabilities. Our local manager pointed them in our direction for a request. The OkCity Crisis Nursery mission states: “WeContinue reading “OkCity Crisis Nursery”


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

Have More Questions?

Still not sure if we can help you, or have questions we haven’t answered feel free to contact us and we will be in touch shortly.