Jeremy Smith

President, Rainwater Charitable Foundation

Jeremy Smith is the President of the Rainwater Charitable Foundation (RCF). Smith joined the Rainwater Charitable Foundation in April of 2009. RCF funds $50M to $60M annually in the areas of children’s well-being, neurodegenerative disease research (including the Tau Consortium and the Rainwater Prize Program) and education-related gifts in East Africa.

Prior to joining the Rainwater team, Smith worked at McKinsey & Company. Prior to McKinsey, he worked in global management engineering at Merck & Co.
Smith is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, the Harvard Divinity School and the University of Arkansas (BS in engineering). Smith also currently serves as a board member at the Commit Partnership, the Tarrant To and Through (T3) Partnership, the Dallas Foundation and the North Texas Community Foundation.


21st-Century Governance Part Two: Strategically Using Partnerships and Collaborating for Systems Change

Posted on December 1, 2023 by Jeremy Smith, John Anderson Lanier, Nancy Rauch Douzinas, Stephanie Goodrid Lawson

How can a collaborative funding approach increase the impact of your funding? How are donor families uniquely positioned to leverage and foster partnerships? Join this webinar to learn from family philanthropy leaders with extensive experience in collaborative approaches, hear real-world success stories, and gain practical advice. During the session we’ll hear how family philanthropy can be a powerful catalyst for… Read More

The Current State of Family Philanthropy: Dallas Regional Convening

Posted on July 28, 2023 by Jeremy Smith, Elizabeth Carlock Phillips, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Sarah Kozmetsky Miller, Michael Meadows

Aerial view of Dallas, Texas
In philanthropy, meaningful change is the aim—it’s the purpose and the promise. But in striving for and achieving impact, have we been effective? Who decides the measures of success and what are the conditions that promote meaningful and enduring progress? Join the National Center for Family Philanthropy and the Phillips Foundation to explore how philanthropic families are accelerating the pace of… Read More