The Hearst Foundation

The Hearst Foundation

The Hearst Foundation, Inc., was established in 1945 by publisher and philanthropist William Randolph Hearst.

In 1948, Mr. Hearst established the California Charities Foundation, which was changed to The William Randolph Hearst Foundation soon after Mr. Hearst’s death in 1951. Both foundations, The Hearst Foundation and The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, are independent private philanthropies operating separately from The Hearst Corporation.

The Hearst Foundations support undergraduate education through the establishment of endowed scholarships at private liberal arts colleges and universities.

In addition, similar support is provided for professional study in teaching, engineering, mathematics, science and the health care professions, at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Hearst “Make A Difference” Scholarship is designed to make it possible for Chicago metropolitan area students to “give back” to society and the College. A major goal is to graduate students who are involved, committed and giving members of society.