Jon Francis Foundation

A nonprofit organization

293 donors

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Dear Friends:

Because of you, The Jon Francis Foundation (JFF) has achieved significant mission accomplishment, national recognition, and financial sustainability. With your help, JFF is making a positive difference in people’s lives. 

Notable Mission Highlights:

  • JFF is among a small group of nonprofits authorized to conduct a missing person search in a US National Park
  • Over the last three years, in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Jon Francis Foundation managed to organize and lead eight (8) missing person searches
  • Since we began our mission 16 years ago, JFF has provided help to 40 families in 19 States and Canada
  • This spring we received support and SAR resources from the California Governor’s  Office of Emergency Services (CALOES) for our search on the Yurok Reservation
  • JFF is advising the newly appointed Director of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) established by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Help us continue in our mission to be present with people in grief and work to resolve their painful unresolved loss.  Thank You!

Please donate online 


 “It’s not what we gather, but rather what we scatter that defines our life.” – Jon Francis

The Jon Francis Foundation is dedicated to saving lives through wilderness safety education,  and empowering families who have suffered the loss of an adult loved one in the wilderness.

Your gift is tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. The Jon Francis Foundation is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation and IRS 501(C) (3) charity.  Our EIN is 20-8188863.  

We are able to honor Jon’s life, ministry, and memory because you care and offer generous help.  Thank you!   


David Francis 

Executive Director



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Organization name

Jon Francis Foundation

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Education Children & Family


Post Office Box 2235
STILLWATER, MN 55082-3456



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