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The Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants COVID-19 Relief Program

The Rachael Ray Foundation™ is once again leading the way for critical support and resources for pets in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As part of Rachael Ray philanthropies’ efforts to provide whole-family COVID-19 relief, The Foundation has made a $2 million donation to establish the Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants COVID-19 Relief Program at Best Friends Animal Society. 

Including pets in emergency response and relief plans is essential because of the central role they play in our lives and communities. We are forever grateful to The Rachael Ray Foundation for once again lighting the way for lifesaving and achieving no-kill for dogs and cats nationwide by 2025. Together, we will Save Them All.

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Via The Rachael Ray Foundation (4/7/20): 

Today, Rachael Ray philanthropies, which include The Rachael Ray Foundation and The Yum-o! Organization, are collectively donating $4 million dollars for a COVID-19 relief plan to help support American families. 

The reason why a portion of the sale proceeds from many Rachael Ray products – from pet food to pots and pans – have been directed to charitable giving since their inception becomes clear in moments like these…  

The $4 million donation in combined commitments from both organizations is being directed to help fund critically needed food programs and support services for two-legged and four-legged family members alike, delivered through a network of national-reaching and regionally-focused organizations across the US. 

Half of the donation’s support will be assigned to food and nutritional programs for kids and families through such partner organizations as: Feeding America, Share Our Strength, World Central Kitchen, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, City Harvest, Hunger Free America, Wholesome Wave, Rethink Food, and GreaterGood.Org

The other half will be dedicated to animal welfare COVID-19 relief efforts through The Rachael Ray Save Them All Grants COVID-19 Relief Program at Best Friends Animal Society. Through this program, Best Friends, one of The Foundation’s long-standing and trusted animal welfare partners, will distribute relief funds to organizations on the front lines across the country.


The Rachael Ray Foundation™ is funded by a portion of proceeds from each sale of Rachael's pet food, Nutrish®. The Foundation was launched by Rachael in 2016 to better support the causes she cares for most such as helping animals in need.

Yum-o! is a 501(c)(3) public foundation, which through its three core work areas of “Cook, Feed and Fund”, educates kids and their families about food and cooking; teams up with partner organizations to feed hungry children; and funds educational opportunities for kids who are interested in pursuing careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.