About The R.C. Durr Foundation, Inc.

R.C. DurrThe R. C. Durr Foundation, Inc. was established and funded by R. C. Durr in September 1993 and was permanently endowed upon his death on May 21, 2007. There is no way to calculate the total impact, amount or number of R. C. Durr’s gifts while he was alive but since his passing and as of this writing in 2019, the Durr Foundation has made more than 1,100 grants with a total giving in excess of $25,000,000.

Beneficiaries of the Foundation include scholarship funds for educational institutions and funding to non-profit organizations providing food, clothing and shelter, transportation, medical and dental care for the indigent, and needs of the very young and very old and for persons with developmental disabilities. The Foundation also provides funding to assist in the development of liveable communities, business incubation, future leadership development, and public health. Although the Foundation Board of Directors may make exceptions, the primary funding of the Foundation is concentrated toward the non-profit educational, charitable and civic organizations located in and providing services to the people in the greater Northern Kentucky area composed of the counties of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson.

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Our Mission

R.C. Durr (1919-2007) was a successful entrepreneur, a life-long resident of Northern Kentucky, and a generous, though quiet philanthropist who had an abiding compassion for the less fortunate. In keeping with his legacy of commitment and caring, the R.C. Durr Foundation is dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of its benefactor by providing philanthropic support to improve the quality of life of the larger Northern Kentucky region and its people, with a particular emphasis on education, social services and community development.