Our Mission:


The Ritter Charitable Trust (RCT) was established in the spring of 2002 as a Supporting Organization of the Nevada Community Foundation. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for women and children in Nevada through thoughtful grant making, support of existing charitable programs, and the establishment of new programs to respond to the changing needs of this demographic.


About the Founders

John Ritter and Hilary Westrom, co-founders of the Ritter Charitable Trust, hold the belief that it is the responsibility of those who have experienced success in their community to reach out and help those less fortunate.

The RCT has donated millions of dollars to dozens of local charitable organizations that seek to make life better for children and families in Southern Nevada. They have also raised millions more through collaborative philanthropy, matching grants and striving to inspire others to give.

Their commitment to Southern Nevada extends even further than their generous donations and fundraising. They also have served on numerous nonprofit boards, as well as advocated for and supported legislation to strengthen our state.