About the Fund
The Reitz Family Fund was established through a charitable gift from Michigan resident Kelsey R. Zachow. Named in honor of her beloved grandmother, Ruth Reitz, Kelsey created and operates the Fund to reflect and impact societal concerns that span generations.
We provide grants to IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations that address:
- Abused, discarded or homeless animals;
- Low-income, abused or neglected children, or those in the child welfare, juvenile justice or foster care systems;
- Abused and/or homeless women and children;
- Persons who are terminally ill or in need of patient/consumer support services;
- Senior citizens;
- Outdoor and recreational spaces; and
- Special interests of the Fund’s trustees.
The Reitz Family Fund does not accept unsolicited applications.
We are not yet funding organizations that have not been invited by a Fund trustee.
In addition to being a philanthropist, Kelsey is a competitive equestrian, mother, artist, volunteer, and active member of her community.
The Reitz Family Fund is a Donor-Advised Fund of the Renaissance Charitable Foundation
Fund founder, Kelsey Zachow (center right) is an avid equestrian. Here she is pictured with CANTER staff (far left), as well as her horse trainer and assistant.
In the News
We are proud to announce that Falk School was among the 2017 grantees of the Reitz Family Fund. Created in 2014 through a charitable gift from Michigan resident Kelsey R. Zachow and named in honor of her beloved grandmother, Ruth Reitz, the fund focuses on...