About Us

The foundation was created by the Carrico family of St. Louis, MO. The family is passionate about helping children and, through this foundation, aims to provide funds to organizations that fulfill its mission

Our History

The Great Expectations Foundation is a Missouri organized not-for-profit corporation formed in November 2011, meeting the 501(a) and 501(c)(3) exemption requirements of the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organizations.

The Great Expectations Foundation exists to provide funding for organizations focused on children’s education, fitness and wellness, along with their emotional and spiritual development.

By making grants to these types of organizations, and overseeing the grants to ensure use for charitable purposes, the foundation hopes to enhance the lives of children in the Midwest region of the United States. 

In 2022 Larry and Sharon chose to open up grant requests to additional organizations in the communities they serve. Their hope is to increase awareness among coworkers driving more engagement as well as reach further into their communities creating more stable and sustainable environments.


“Every child’s story should be one of triumph.”

Larry and Sharon Carrico – Founders