The Rathmann Family Foundation seeks to leverage the talents, experience, and passion of its members and the communities in which they live by funding those displaying the desire, skill, and energy to make a difference in the world around them.
In addition to traditional grantmaking, the Foundation uses program-related investments, direct charitable activities, direct programming, active management and governance participation, and expenditure responsibility for non-501c3 organizations. The Foundation also provides in-kind technical assistance to strengthen governance, expand institutional capacity and programming, and develop fundraising strategies.
Seeking solutions to provide ‘Provisions for Personal Necessities in Preparation for Learning’ to PreK-12 students. Recipient and Honorable Mentions were awarded in November 2015.
The 2017 Rathmann Challenge will focus on the environment. The specific issue to be addressed is currently under development.
Since inception, the Foundation has had the great privilege of providing grants to several hundred qualified organizations with programs in the United States and on occasion in other parts of the world. The Foundation regrets it does not have the resources to fund all such qualified organizations. Except for funding opportunities offered through the Rathmann Innovation Center, including the Rathmann Challenge, the Foundation does not accept unsolicited funding inquiries or proposals.