The Christopher Family Foundation was created in 1997 by Jay W. and Doris K. Christopher, and is an outgrowth of The Pampered Chef, a business they founded in their home in 1980.
Based in Westmont, Illinois, the foundation engages in philanthropic outreach in line with its mission and is governed by the Christopher Family Foundation Distribution Committee, which includes multiple generations of the Christopher family.
Much of the Christopher family’s philanthropy is centered on the Chicago area and the Midwest.
The mission of the Christopher Family Foundation is to support family well-being.
The Foundation views its work through two key lenses: the Christian perspective of its founders and principals, and an emphasis on access and equity.