Rist Family Foundation
Committed to improving our community
Invest In Education
Invest In Our Heroes
Invest In Community
An Investment in Community
The Rist Family Foundation was created to be a catalyst—one that will bring relevant, positive change for families of Southwest Florida. Created by longtime local business leader Brian Rist, The Rist Family Foundation is an extension of Brian’s personal philosophy that if you invest in the people who make up your community, those same people will, in turn, strengthen the community.
A History of Protecting The Community
Brian Rist has spent a lifetime protecting things. As the owner of local hurricane shutter manufacturer, Storm Smart, Brian has been in the business of protecting the homes of our area since 1996. The Rist Family Foundation is simply an evolution of this—from protecting homes, to helping some of the people who live in them.
Who We Help
The Rist Family Foundation invests in our community’s youth, through academic and educational initiatives, and our service men and women who have long supported our nation. Our belief is that we invest in the future through our youth, while rewarding the past service of our veterans in need.