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About Our Foundation

I wish I had, literally, an ark to bring all of them home.

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

Our Mission: Improving Lives

The Rachael Ray Foundation supports causes with one simple idea in mind: that businesses that do well should do good. Our mission is to:

  • Help animals in need
  • Support Yum-o!-aligned organizations, with its core work areas of “Cook, Feed, and Fund”
  • Assist causes that are near and dear to Rachael’s heart

Who We Help

Helping Animals in Need

Every year, millions of animals enter shelters throughout the U.S. They’re in need of care, medical attention, food, and forever homes. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends – and even some more exotic ones who require extra love and attention.

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

Supporting Yum-o!-Aligned Organizations

Rachael’s Yum-o!, a 501c(3), empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking by teaching families to cook, feeding hungry kids, and funding cooking education. The Rachael Ray Foundation works with organizations that support Yum-o!’s mission in order to bolster and amplify their efforts through additional funding.


  • 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!

You can see examples of the organizations we support across the U.S. We bet you’ll be introduced to wonderful organizations making a real difference – and where you can too! Click the dot on your state to see just a few of the groups we support.

How We Help

Fully supported through the sale of Rachael Ray Nutrish and bypassing donations, fundraisers, and other outside contributions, The Rachael Ray Foundation identifies expert organizations in their respective fields best suited to make a real difference in their communities. The Rachael Ray Foundation allocates its funds towards real-world efforts, from spay-neuter programs to intake prevention initiatives to backpack programs that help feed hungry families.

Additionally, The Rachael Ray Foundation makes funds available for emergency situations and natural disasters where help is needed urgently and efficiently.

Some sample organizations that we have funded include:

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation’s Rachael Ray Rescue Brigade

Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants

The Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Helping Paws Fund At Emancipet

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