Our Story

The Kaufman Fund was founded in 1990, in honor of Ralph Kaufman, by his brother Wayne Kaufman. Ralph was a veteran himself, serving four honorable years in the United States Air Force. After his service, he went on to become a successful businessman – earning high accommodations from The Small Business Association.

Even with his busy schedule, Ralph found the time to volunteer with many charitable organizations, even becoming President of several of them. Through his charitable work, Ralph made it a point to attend to the lives of veterans and children.

Ralph’s compassion and dedication for helping others was inspirational and contagious; through The Kaufman Fund, Ralph’s generosity thrives and is still supporting those in need

Over the past 30 years, the Fund has raised and distributed over 1.5 million dollars to help local veterans and children.



Ralph Kaufman

We Help:

  • homeless Veterans and their families find housing
  • unemployed Veterans find employment
  • families of deployed Soldiers with emergency funding, clothing, food and shelter
  • veterans with PTSD receive equine and dog assisted therapy
  • families who have lost a son or daughter with counseling and peer group counseling
  • send care packages to deployed service members
  • divorced service members with counseling and legal consultation
  • the children of Veterans with transportation for school, doctor appointments, and other transportation needs
  • families with housing, food, and transportation that must travel to visit hospitalized service members
  • disabled Veterans enjoy the hunting seasons at designated conservation areas
  • veterans connect to their respective war memorial in Washington D.C. – covering all expenses
  • veterans at Missouri Veterans Homes – visiting, giving gifts and having special parties
  • by donating funds to support scholarships for Veterans children
  • supporting the Patriot Guard Riders for a fallen service members
  • disabled-low income Veterans that own homes with needed repairs
  • 400 Veteran families celebrate Christmas by donating Christmas trees