About the Rumsfeld Foundation



The Foundation rewards leadership and public service at home and supports the growth of free political and free economic systems abroad.  Through our work in four focus areas, we are committed to promoting self-sufficiency and dignity, liberty and leadership.


The Rumsfeld Foundation was established in 2007, building on the work of the Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld Foundation, established in 1985, which continues to support a wide range of charities from national parks and educational programs to cultural and health initiatives.  Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld decided to create the Rumsfeld Foundation to focus their philanthropic efforts by encouraging public service in the United States and promoting free political and economic systems abroad. 

Over the past eight years, the Foundation has granted over 200 fellowships for U.S. graduate students and young leaders from Central Asia, provided over $3.5 million in microfinance grants, and donated more than $3.2 million to charities for our troops, veterans, and military families.  As the organization continues to mature and grow, we look forward to expanding our efforts and working toward a better future for years to come. 

All of Donald Rumsfeld's proceeds from the sales of Known and Unknown and the Churchill Solitaire app will go to the military charities supported by the Rumsfeld Foundation.