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CrimeCon 2023 Gabby Petito Foundation

Support our Crimefighter of the Year Winner: The Gabby Petito Foundation


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In September 2021, tragedy struck.

Our daughter Gabby was missing, and we were about to find out that she'd been murdered by her boyfriend while on a cross-country road trip. 

Gabby's story spread like wildfire across the globe. We knew immediately that we had to turn this tragedy into something meaningful. So, in the wake of Gabby's murder, the Gabby Petito Foundation was born.

Our Foundation is rooted in the belief that we all have an inherent responsibility to make a difference in our communities. We are honored to be assisting organizations that provide immediate, tangible help to survivors of domestic violence, and we are honored to work with organizations that assist with locating missing persons. With a variety of big ideas and goals, it is our hope to be at the forefront of positive and proactive change with awareness, prevention strategies, and education.

We are proud of our efforts so far and could not have done this work without the ongoing support we have received from around the world. The generosity of others is appreciated more than people could ever understand. 

Together, we can make a difference, save lives, bring missing loved ones home, and hopefully prevent tragedies like Gabby's from ever happening to another family. 


What we have done so far:

Donated $145k to the National Domestic Violence Hotline most utilized towards their campaign to hire more advocates to answer calls and chats.

Presented $4k in scholarships to students. Each year, two High School Graduates pusuing an education in the arts will receive a $1k scholarship.

Gifted $2300 to a long island shelter for their purchase of a new much needed washer and dryer. Collected hundreds of toiletries and clothing items for this shelter through community effort.

Donated $23k to ECLI-VIBES, a Domestic Violence agency on Long Island in NY that went to helping survivors directly.

Donated $15k to Safespace to help with opening a new shelter in Florida and a $7500 sponsorship for their annual gala, to aid survivors. Attended and contributed to Safespace Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event which was to benefit their outreach programs.

Donated $15k to The Aware Foundation to benefit their efforts of working tirelessly to help find missing and endangered persons.

Teton County Search and Rescue received over $20k for supplies which included a new snowmobile


Your generous contribution will help us to aid survivors of domestic violence, bring prevention education into the lives of our youth, help aid search & rescue teams and missing person groups, provide scholorships, and so much more!

Thank you in advance for your support.

Nichole Schmidt, Jim Schmidt, Joseph Petito, Tara Petito


Teton County Search & Rescue new snomobile!



Safespace donation towards a new shelter!!!UWomzQmAaVhXJoDPHtjKWSICGk2AKgNjeoqXgKUH.png



One of our awsome scholorship recipients!!!WolEXAGBcHRt5FLZMyBWXjj2QOI9BWwhPiLyqbMm.jpg


Important discussions about DV on a panel for"The Call" movie with NDVHkvmMydqa3LAJVWOBQtv70U8oAAZChKvvCJROcgmy.jpg



Joe Petito walking a mile in her shoe's hosted by SafespacedjuNH325gmvSrUhMeNJHNymGD7sgJv8uNAVp4jkk.png


Nichole delivering one of 4 car loads of toiletries & clothing to a shelter! Ksr8KU0hKpFaBPffafKj0dVY1c5STQg8NRjDRmhb.jpg




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Gabby Petito Foundation

A 501(c)(3) Public Charity

EIN 87-2921037