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The Christopher Family Foundation views all of its grant making through a lens of access and equity.

Back Row Left to Right: Kelley Christopher Schueler, Julie Christopher, Doris Christopher; Front Row Left to Right: Scott Christopher, Jay Christopher

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.

The Foundation

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 Christopher Family Foundation is dedicated to strengthening communities and families through a focus on access and equity.

Rooted in a Christian perspective, we use our grant making to foster creativity and innovation and to build capacity and collaboration in our areas of funding priority.