The mission of The Kaufman Fund is to support veterans and children in the St. Louis region who are at risk of abuse or poverty, needing food, shelter, clothing, medical care and basic needs.

The Kaufman Fund started in 1990 by Wayne Kaufman to honor the memory of Ralph Kaufman and his dedication to helping those in need.  The Kaufman Fund carries that tradition forward.  Over the past 20 years, we have raised and distributed over $1,000,000 to help local veterans and children.

amp Valor Outdoors seeks to recognize & honor ill, injured & wounded members of the military(active duty, retired, & veterans) & their families through adaptive & competitive activities such as guided fishing,hunting,shooting,archery,4-wheeling,or just simply relaxing around the campfire. All branches of the military services from any generation,are welcome at Camp Valor. They understand the hurdles that veterans & their families face after military service,particularly with injuries & illnesses. Warriors are never alone in the battlefield & shouldn't be alone when they come hom. Pictured with Wayne Kaufman President of The Kaufman Fund is Maj John T. Schwent Jr. Founder/Executive Director of Camp Valor.
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Ellen Alper executive director of National Council of Jewish Women-St Louis receiving a check from The Kaufman Fund VP Steve Rosenblum to support the "Back2School" store. The Back2School Store supports over 1000 kids to get ready for school each year.

Thanks to Ajay Ruia, Marylyn Schever, The Vet Net group from the Northwest Chamber of Commerce, and THE KAUFMAN FUND, we were able to provide needed special socks for our Veterans at the Missouri Home for Veterans.

"Lori A. Kelling, President West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce, and
Al Finkelstein, Trees for Vets - The Kaufman Fund, wear their Holiday Hats
at the Chambers December Membership Meeting. Irv Loiterstein, Howard
Berliner and Al wearing their Christmas Tree hats at the Trees for Vets
distribution on Sunday, December 11th at Eagle Bank, Manchester, MO, when
320 Christmas trees and stands were given to veterans and their families to
help celebrate the Holiday Season."

The Kaufman Fund is a registered 501c3 charity. Donations to the Kaufman Fund are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.