The Ludmila and Edward Smolyansky Foundation

“As someone who has witnessed firsthand the impact of healthcare expenses on families, I am honored to be able to contribute to providing compassionate care to all”

Edward Smolyansky
Founder, Pure Cluture Organics

With a focus on philanthropy and community outreach, our foundation seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

The Ludmila and Edward Smolyansky Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Pure Culture Organics, is committed to empowering individuals and communities facing financial burdens from healthcare needs.

The Foundation began with a $1 million commitment to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where it is used to support priority projects within the Access for Every Child Fund and the Division of Cardiology.

This substantial investment will bolster research initiatives, advance treatment methods, and enhance overall patient care in the field of pediatric cardiology as well as going towards alleviating the financial strain faced by families seeking mediacl care.

“My family’s journey through the food and dairy industry, which began with my parents’ courageous venture as Ukrainian Jewish immigrants coming to the US in 1976, has always instilled in me a sense of responsibility to give back to our community.”

The Smolyansky family’s legacy in the dairy industry, marked by the founding of Lifeway Foods by Michael and Ludmila Smolyansky in 1986, reflects their enduring commitment to healthy eating habits in America today. Ludmila and Edward (Michael and her son) remain steadfast in their dedication to philanthropy and community outreach.