The Kimmel Foundation

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. 

Today, the Kimmel Foundation supports a variety of charitable causes in Nebraska and Iowa including youth organizations and agricultural programs, higher education and public schools, interpretive history projects, libraries, the visual and performing arts, health services and academic scholarships. 

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, receiving full financial support and administrative oversight from the foundation. 

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