HRK Foundation is a family foundation defined by quiet leadership and philanthropy. The Board seeks to improve the fabric of our community by recognizing and addressing unequal access to resources as we work to promote healthy families and healthy communities.

HRK Foundation is an umbrella organization incorporating a number of family trusts and funds. The most visible of these funds was the MAHADH Fund, which was established in 1962 as a giving vehicle for Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Andersen Hulings and her husband, A.D. (Bill) Hulings. Both founders are now deceased, but their legacy of generosity and quiet service continue through the philanthropy and community involvement of their descendants. In addition to the MAHADH Fund, HRK includes the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund, the Mary H. Rice Foundation, and several other family funds. The Mary H. Rice Foundation funds primarily in Bayfield and Ashland Counties in Wisconsin.

MAHADH Fund Sunsetting

December 31, 2020
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Board of Directors

  • Julia L. Kaemmer, President
  • Arthur W. Kaemmer, Vice President/President Emeritus
  • Katherine D. R. Hayes
  • Frederick C. Kaemmer
  • Molly E. Rice
  • Katherine R. Tilney

Program Administration

  • Liz Coughlin
    • Foundation Administrator
  • Katy Davis
    • Office Manager


  • Grantmakers in the Arts
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Mission Investors Exchange
  • National Center for Family Philanthropy
  • PEAK Grantmaking
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders