About The Riedel Foundation
The George H. Riedel Private Foundation was established in 2000. Mr. Riedel and his father served as Directors for F&M Bank and Trust Company for more than 90 years. The purpose of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the city of Hannibal, Missouri.
During Mr. Riedel's life, he concentrated the majority of his philanthropy to services for young people, particularly the YMCA and scouting programs. Another emphasis was the economic well-being of the Hannibal business community, especially through the tourist industry as it relates to the legacy and history of Mark Twain.
The Riedel Foundation aims to hold true to Mr. Riedel's vision of a better Hannibal by awarding grants to worthy non-profit organizations, with priority given to youth programs, however any non-profit agency that benefits Hannibal is eligible for funding.
To date, the Riedel Foundation has awarded nearly six million dollars in grants. Those funds have helped to feed hungry senior citizens, combat homelessness, provide books and bike helmets to children, allow the arts to flourish, provide scholarships to students and so much more.
Our mission can only be accomplished through the creative skill and talent of the non-profit agencies that work on behalf of the residents of Hannibal. By working together, we believe the legacy of Mr. Riedel has truly improved the lives of Hannibal residents.