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 is 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.

Grant Inquiries

Proposals are accepted by invitation only.

Board of Directors

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

Program Management and Administration

  • Kathleen Fluegel
    • Executive Director
  • Liz Coughlin
    • Foundation Administrator
  • Katy Davis
    • Office Manager


  • Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
  • Grantmakers in the Arts
  • Minnesota Council on Foundations
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Mission Investors Exchange
  • National Center for Family Philanthropy
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders