Rodan + Fields announced it will commit $5 million over the next three years to fund the company’s mission to impact young people. The R + F Youth Empowerment Fund will provide philanthropic investments to reach underserved youth.
“Our community investments are a fundamental part of our mission to Do Good and together with our Consultants to create a life-changing impact,” said Dr. Tim Falla, Chief Scientific Officer, Rodan + Fields and Chairman of the Board, R+F Prescription for Change Foundation. “Giving back is a big part of our brand DNA and we are proud that we made our first grant before we even sold our first product. This fund is another example of our commitment to making a difference and investing in the communities where we live and work.”
The company’s Do Good goal includes impacting one million youth by the year 2025, majority of whom live in historically underserved communities. These grants will invest in programs that break down systemic barriers that keep people in poverty and promote protections for health and the environment, specifically focusing on issues that disproportionately affect young people: mental health, career readiness, skills training and social impact.
“This fund democratizes our approach to corporate giving, expands investment in the issues that are fundamental to youth development and expands our DEI commitments into local communities,” said Lindsay Vignoles, Director, Environmental, Social + Governance, Rodan + Fields. “The combined challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, systemic racial inequality and the climate crisis are stark evidence that our future depends on us doing better now. Investing in young people, and the next generation, is a critical part of doing that.”
R + F Empowerment Fund Grantees will be announced in September of this year. The company’s philanthropic arm, Prescription for Change Foundation, has invested more than $14.5 million in nonprofit partners since its founding in 2008.