About Us

Who We Are.
Our History.
Although formed by Raymond and Mary Reisert in 2001, the roots of our mission stretch back to their earliest years. Ray and Mary both grew up in working class families with parents who prized education and sacrificed to provide it. This was the bedrock on which they built their family’s success. Their business, PW Funding, eventually became one of the most respected multihousing mortgage firms in the nation. When PWF was sold decades later, Ray and Mary set out to share with others some of the advantages they gained from their upbringing. Knowing that an investment in the right hands can make a real difference, they formed a foundation to fund grants to small charitible organizations in their own community. Now with a presence in four states, they manage the Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation along with their two sons and daughters-in-law.
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Deanna N. Reisert
Trustee

Dr. Joseph R. Reisert
Trustee

Mary C. Reisert
President and Co-Founder

Peter J. Reisert
Assistant Treasurer

Raymond J. Reisert, Jr.
Treasurer and Co-Founder

The Reverend Susan M. Reisert
Secretary

volunteers join hands after conducting a free healthcare clinic for an undeserved area funded by a nonprofit grant
What We Do.
Our Mission.
Our goal is to improve the lives of our neighbors by partnering with local 501(c)(3) organizations to fund grants for three purposes: education, healthcare, and housing. As a private foundation we enjoy the flexibility of working with all kinds of organizations, especially local nonprofits in the early stages of development. Grants are awarded for a one year period and require a follow-up process to measure results. Multi-year grants are considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to ongoing evaluation.
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Where We Work.
Our Neighbors.
We have board members located in each of the four geographic areas we serve. Not only does this make our grant process more efficient, we love seeing first hand the impact that each grant recipient has on our own communities. We fund projects in the Raleigh metro and north-eastern areas of North Carolina; Nassau and Suffolk counties in Long Island, New York; central Maine and surrounding communities; and, the Lower Tidewater region of Virginia.  See full list of eligible counties.
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What We’ve Done.
Our Legacy.
Since our founding, we have had the privilege to fund over 200 grants totaling over 2 million dollars. We typically award 15 grants per year, ranging from $500 – $15,000 each. We have partnered with over 100 nonprofits to fund projects such as school-readiness classes for children from non-English speaking families; a free dental clinic for rural communities with little access to dental care; and, remodeling a shelter that provides services to help transition homeless men to find gainful employment and traditional living arrangements.
monogram logo of Raymond J and Mary C Reisert Foundation

As a private foundation registered in New York, Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Inc. has been impacting lives since 2001.

Work We Fund

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
Areas We Serve

  • Eastern NC
  • Long Island, NY
  • Central Maine
  • Lower Tidewater, VA

monogram logo of Raymond J and Mary C Reisert Foundation

As a private foundation registered in New York, Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Inc. has been impacting lives since 2001.

Work We Fund

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
Areas We Serve

  • Eastern NC
  • Long Island, NY
  • Central Maine
  • Lower Tidewater, VA

monogram logo of Raymond J and Mary C Reisert Foundation

Work We Fund
Education
Healthcare
Housing

As a private foundation registered in New York, Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Inc. has been impacting lives since 2001.

Areas We Serve
Eastern NC
Long Island, NY
Central Maine
Lower Tidewater, VA

monogram logo of Raymond J and Mary C Reisert Foundation

As a private foundation registered in New York, Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Inc. has been impacting lives since 2001.

Work We Fund
Education
Healthcare
Housing

Areas We Serve
Eastern NC
Long Island, NY
Central Maine
Lower Tidewater, VA