About the Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation

Our Mission

The MJR Foundation was established in August of 2019 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in honor of Miles Jeffrey Roberts, who died by suicide on May 29th, 2017. Suicide is an epidemic that continues to rise, particularly in our youth. According to the CDC in 2017, 6,252 young people ages 15 to 24 were reported as deaths by suicide in the U.S. Suicide was the second leading cause of death in this age group. Miles was one of these deaths.

Our mission is to promote youth mental health and suicide prevention through effective programs, education and advocacy, focusing on the Washtenaw County community. We strive to advance youth mental health and well-being through supporting evidence-informed programs and policies. These programs help build key skills, relationships and connections to community to promote social and emotional health and may include partnerships with youth, family, coaches, teachers, healthcare, spiritual leaders. We will also partner with other organizations in our community whenever possible to advocate for existing programs and offer support to address gaps in current services.

501(c)(3) Information

Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation (MJRF) is a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of Michigan with a federal Employee Identification Number of 84-2912363. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that MJRF is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) as a public charity effective October 29, 2019 and donors can deduct contributions to MJRF under IRC Section 170. Please consult with your tax advisor if you have any questions or concerns regarding the deductibility of your donation to Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation.

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