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About Our Foundation

Animals make our homes warmer, make our hearts bigger, make us better humans.

Our Mission: Improve Lives

Fully funded by proceeds from the sale of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®, The Rachael Ray Foundation was launched by Rachael to better support the causes she cares for most.

Our goal is to help as many two-legged and four-legged family members as possible by working with organizations across the country…

Who We Help

Helping Animals in Need

Every year, millions of animals enter shelters throughout the U.S. in need of essential care and forever homes. RRF funds organizations across the country who work to improve the lives of shelter animals and other animals in need.  In addition, the Foundation makes funds available for emergency situations and disaster relief efforts where help for animals is urgently needed.

  • Best Friends
  • National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
  • North Shore Animal League America
  • Shelter Animals Count
  • And many more!

Supporting Yum-o!-Aligned Organizations

Yum-o!, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking. Yum-o! was formed as a way to use food and Rachael’s love of cooking to give back to the world. The Rachael Ray Foundation works with organizations that support Yum-o!’s mission.


  • National Restaurant Association
  • Feeding America
  • No Kid Hungry
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • Food Corps
  • And many more!

Where We Help

Here are just a few of the organizations we have supported across the U.S.

Map of United States Indirect recipients are those recipients who have received donations through Foundation-funded grant programs such as, The Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants at Best Friends Animal Society, The Rachael Ray Nutrish Innovation Fund at the ASPCA, and The Rachael Ray Foundation North Shore Animal League America Disaster Relief Grants at North Shore Animal League America.

Check out our interactive map and learn more about these organizations!

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