Rapp Family Foundation

Serving Ravalli County since 1990.

About Us

The Rapp Family Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 1990 by Howard and Peg Rapp for the sole benefit of helping non-profit organizations in the Bitterroot Valley. 

Howard and Peg Rapp were drawn to the valley by the people, the landscape, and the level of seasonal activities available to all ages.  They were also very impressed with community involvement of people from Sula to Lolo. When they established residency here, they jumped right in to getting involved in various community activities and provided financial support to many more that they felt were beneficial to the valley. They loved Ravalli County so much that their personalized tags on their vehicles read, “Yea 13” on one and “13 Yea” on the other.

The Rapps were extremely involved in community organizations in the valley before they established the foundation. They lived simply but had means and they had hopes and plans to continue their goal of helping others in the Bitterroot Valley even after their passing.  They, along with Thomas Brader, designed a foundation to benefit those non-profit organizations that might need a little extra help to carry out their mission, it has expanded into gifting to organizations working together to make a difference in their local communities.

The foundation board has the privilege and responsibility to honor their wishes and continue the Rapp Family legacy of giving to causes that benefit the people and communities in the valley for many years to come.

Above: Howard and Peg Rapp

Mission Statement

 RAPP FAMILY FOUNDATION, INC. is a non-profit Corporation formed to receive and maintain a fund or funds of real or personal property, or both, from gifts, donations, memorials, bequests, grants and other available sources; and to use and apply the whole or any part of the income there from, and the principal thereof, exclusively for non-sectarian religious activities, charitable, educational and scientific purposes within Ravalli County.