GoFundMe Charity FEATURED : Jul 06, 2015
Tax ID: 45-4313590
BASED: Vienna, VA, United States

Our Mission

A non-profit organization working toward the day when no teenager turns to suicide as the answer!

The Josh Anderson Foundation (JAF) was founded in 2012 in Vienna, VA and is named after Josh Anderson who died by suicide in 2009 at the age of seventeen. JAF works toward the day when adolescents like Josh never turn to suicide. Suicide is often described as a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Adolescents – whose part of the brain responsible for managing emotional and impulsive responses is still developing – need education, resources and support showing them that suicide is never the answer.


Since its incorporation in early 2012, JAF has provided such support through in-school speaker presentations and mental health awareness campaigns. JAF has also implemented community events with speakers sharing their personal experience with mental illness to a mixed audience of students and parents.


In early 2016, JAF realized the opportunity to further the scope of mental health promotion and deepen its impact on student’s mental wellness through the development of our minds matter (OMM). OMM is a student-led club model which equips students with the resources and tools to change their school culture around mental health.

Tax ID: 45-4313590


Lauren's 8th run for Josh and to end teen suicide Image Lauren's 8th run for Jo… Amount Raised: $13,119

109% Raised of$12,000 Goal

JAF General Donations Image JAF General Donations Amount Raised: $1,530

our minds matter Image our minds matter Amount Raised: $3,160

Joshua Ball Donations Image Joshua Ball Donations Amount Raised: $55,862

The Josh Anderson Foundation General Donations Image The Josh Anderson Foundation… Amount Raised: $1,475

30% Raised of$5,000 Goal


JAF's 8th Annual Running to Remember Josh Image

JAF's 8th Annual Running to Re...




107% Raised of$30,000 Goal

5th Anniversary Event Image

5th Anniversary Event




112% Raised of$50,000 Goal

JAF's Call to Action 2016 Image

JAF's Call to Action 2016




18% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Run for Josh Image

Run for Josh




51% Raised of$50,000 Goal