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Fannie E. Rippel Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

Fannie E. Rippel Foundation

14 Maple Ave., Ste. 200

Morristown, NJ United States 07960-5451

Telephone: (973) 540-0101


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-04-30)

Assets: $86,086,104

Total giving: $582,639






Incorporated in 1953 in NJ

Purpose and Activities

The core purposes of the foundation are research and treatment related to cancer and heart disease, the health of women and the elderly, and the quality of our nation’s hospitals. In today’s health environment, the trustees have determined that major advances in these areas will come from substantially new ways of thinking about how we maintain our health, as well as how we define, structure, and deliver healthcare. New paradigms are needed that embrace the wholeness of the individual, the power of science, the globalization of medicine, and the challenging dynamics of our healthcare system. Knowing that purposeful actions can produce significant results, the mission of the foundation is to strategically invest its limited resources to seed innovation, catalyze change, and create model processes that will lead to improvements in health. The goal is to achieve better health, better care and lower costs for all.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

ReThink Health

A major initiative of the foundation is ReThink Health. This is a direct charitable activity and is pursued through the convening of a nonpartisan and diverse group of seasoned thinkers and doers who are working together to envision and help to create realistic, high quality, and sustainable solutions to our country's health and healthcare challenges. Meeting regularly, the group is committed to asking questions others are not asking, bringing new thinking to our current debate, helping to create models, and stimulating broader understanding of health system dynamics. Grants and contracts also support the foundation's other areas of interests.

Fields of Interest

  • Cancers
  • Community health care
  • Geriatrics
  • Gerontology
  • Health
  • Health care access
  • Heart and circulatory system diseases
  • Hospital care
  • Out-patient medical care
  • Philanthropy
  • Specialty hospital care
  • Spirituality
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-04-30

Assets: $86,086,104 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,224,461

Expenditures: $6,592,031

Total giving: $582,639

Qualifying distributions: $5,404,801