The Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation was incorporated in 1988. Its spirit, however, can be traced back to the Kimmels’ farm and orchard near Nebraska City, to their lifelong commitment to agricultural education and research, and to their many years of civic charity and leadership.
Just as Kimmel Orchard has grown and diversified over the years, so too has the Kimmel Foundation’s grant support for education and innovative ideas that offer benefits to many and that may encourage others to contribute similar or even larger grants.
The Kimmel Foundation supports proposals that contribute to an organization’s mission and service and offer leadership particularly in the areas of Education, Arts, Agriculture, Humanities and Human Services.
The Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a private philanthropic foundation created by Richard P. Kimmel and his wife, Laurine Kimmel. It became active after Richard Kimmel's death in 1996.
Throughout their 66 years together, the Kimmels worked to improve the quality of life on farms and in communities, and were always mindful of the needs of the less fortunate. The Foundation they created helps ensure that their lifelong ideals will benefit many more in generations to come.