Ken Rietz and Ursula Landsrath

We are honored to announce the newly created Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund (ULARF).  Ursula Landsrath founded the Animal Rescue Fund of Virginia almost ten years ago, raising and distributing more than $1 million to Virginia-based animal rescue organizations. Ursula passed away in January 2019;  Ursula’s husband, Ken Rietz, created ULARF in memory of Ursula’s outstanding work.

Sandal LaRose, a member of the newly created ULARF Grants Committee, said, “ULARF will operate the same way the Animal Rescue Fund did under Ursula’s leadership. We will receive grant applications from Virginia based 501(c)(3) animal rescue organizations and distribute funds in the fall of each year. Initially we will have a small amount of money to distribute in grants but hope that it will grow in the future.”

Additional contributions can made to ULARF by sending checks to the Community Foundation at PO Box 402, Middleburg, VA 20118 or at Information about ULARF and grant applications are available at For more information contact Nicole Acosta, Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs at the Community Foundation at (703) 779-3505, X3.

Media Coverage:

Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund Created – Middleburg Eccentric