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We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization committed to bringing awareness about the hidden dangers of the internet to our children and teens, such as cyberbullying, self-harm, cyberdares i.e. (Knock-out challenges/ Blackout Challenge) and helping families cope with grief after losing a loved one. We have established a scholarship fund for local college-bound students in the DC, MD, and VA areas to further their future educational goals.

The Matthew E. Minor Awareness Foundation was created to honor 12-year-old Matthew E. Minor. He transitioned on March 7th, 2019. Matthew passed away as a result of the Choking/Black-out challenge on Youtube & Tik Tok

 

Matt, as he was affectionately known, was the kind of kid that helped anyone he met. He showed new kids around the school. He was considered the "ambassador" of his academy for his likability and openness.

We sincerely believe that with your help, we can bring awareness to Cyberbullying & Cyber-dares, Black-out, and Knock-out challenges. We strive to raise funds for our scholarship fund to help college-bound students with scholarship money for their future educational goals. 

All Donations Are 100% tax Deductible

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"For us, it’s a campaign born from the deepest loss, driven by the love and memory of a young boy who always worked hard to protect others."
-The Minor Family

Matthew E. Minor

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Matthew E. Minor Awareness Foundation 501(c)(3) was established in 2019 to honor our adorable son Matt, who passed away at the tender age of 12 years old. This was due to the Blackout challenge on YouTube and TikTok. For more information about the foundation, reach out today.

Upcoming Events

  • MattWear Custom Foundation T-Shirts are Available for Purchase
    MattWear Custom Foundation T-Shirts are Available for Purchase
    Mon, Apr 10
    https://www.matthewminorfoundation.org/shop
    Apr 10, 2023, 2:46 PM – Dec 31, 2024, 3:01 PM
    https://www.matthewminorfoundation.org/shop
    Apr 10, 2023, 2:46 PM – Dec 31, 2024, 3:01 PM
    https://www.matthewminorfoundation.org/shop
    A custom foundation t-shirt for you to purchase.
  • Annual Celebration of Life
    Annual Celebration of Life
    Thu, Mar 07
    Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
    Mar 07, 2024, 4:00 PM – Mar 07, 2040, 5:00 PM
    Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Hwy, Cheltenham, MD 20623, USA
    Mar 07, 2024, 4:00 PM – Mar 07, 2040, 5:00 PM
    Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Hwy, Cheltenham, MD 20623, USA
    Always in Our Hearts!!!
  • Building Resiliency in the Family March 15th
    Building Resiliency in the Family March 15th
    Fri, Mar 15
    Zoom Conference
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom Conference
    Mar 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom Conference
    Families coming together to discuss building resiliency in the face of life's challenges.
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Building Resiliency in the Family Videos