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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mission of The Rachael Ray Foundation?

The Rachael Ray Foundation™ (RRF) is a private foundation that is fully funded by the proceeds from the sale of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®. RRF was launched by Rachael in 2016 to better support the causes she cares for most such as 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.

RRF also works with other causes near and dear to Rachael’s heart including organizations that support the mission of Yum-o!, Rachael’s 501c3 non-profit. To learn more about Yum-o! click here.

Who does Rachael’s foundation support?

Check out our list of some of our partners here.

How much money from each bag of Nutrish® goes to charity?

Because ingredient costs fluctuate as do other aspects of the manufacturing process there is no set amount from each sale of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® that we can say goes to charity. However, a portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation.

How does an organization apply for a grant?

All grant inquiries and applications for funding are by invitation only. The Foundation is not soliciting requests for new programs. Thank you for all the time and effort you put in daily to make a difference in your community! For all other inquires, please contact [email protected]


Can I donate to the Foundation and how can I get involved?

The Rachael Ray Foundation does not accept donations or fundraise; it is supported through the sale of Rachael’s pet food brand, Nutrish.

We encourage you to check out the organizations we work with or like-minded organizations in your community. Get involved!  Whether you can offer time, expertise or money – every little bit helps! Make a difference however you can.

How do I get in touch with the Foundation?

For all inquiries except for funding requests, please email [email protected]

When it comes to giving, remember that your time and energy are just as valuable as your money.
Rachael Ray

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