About Us

"The Nikki Foundation" was established to offer financial aid to families who suffered similar circumstances and to raise awareness for this tragic crime. 

Please check our "News" section to see updates on families we have helped or view below.  Links about each family listed next to articles.

For 2014, The Nikki Foundation will be hosting the 4th Annual Benefit on Sunday, August 10th 2014 at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter, MN from 1 pm to 5 pm. We are now accepting silent auction items again. Please message the foundation site or Dustin Meier and Annie Meier if you would like to donate. Look forward to seeing everyone again this year! Thank you again for your support!

 

 

Surviving Children we have helped!!!

Emma Lee Cox:  Daughter of Tabitha Lee Belmonte & Dylan Taylor Cox of Perham, MN. 7 month old Emma lost both of her parents on March 21, 2011. (murder/suicide)

Link to story:  http://intimateviolencedeathnews.blogspot.com/2011/03/amor-mn-authorities-rule-otter-tail.html

 

Chavelo & Ace Martinez: Sons of Tensia Martinez Richard & Chevel Richard of Cottage Grove, MN. Children ages 5 months & 3 years lost both of their parents on Oct. 25, 2012.  (murder/suicide)

Link to story:  http://www.startribune.com/local/east/175976141.html?refer=y

 

Oliver Johnson: Son of Manya Twite Johnson and Steven R.  Johnson of St. Paul, MN. 17 month old Oliver lost his mother on January 6, 2013. (tragically from a domestic assault by husband Steven Johnson)

Link to story:  http://www.kare11.com/news/article/996028/396/Police-identify-couple-in-Cottage-Grove-murder-suicide

SURVIVING CHILDREN RECIPIENTS:

Emma Lee Cox daughter of Tabitha Lee Belmonte & Dylan Taylor Cox of Perham, MN

7 month old Emma lost both of her parents on March 21, 2011

(murder/suicide)

 

Chavelo & Ace Martinez sons of Tensia Martinez Richard & Chevel Richard of Cottage Grove, MN

Children ages 5 months & 3 years lost both of their parents on Oct. 25, 2012 (murder/suicide)

 

 

Oliver Johnson son of Manya Twite Johnson and Steven R. Johnson of St. Paul, MN

17 month old Oliver lost his mother on January 6, 2013

(tragically from a domestic assault by husband Steven Johnson)

 

Amanda Berry and Six Year old daughter – (name unkown). Her mother (Amanda Berry) who was kidnapped/abducted in 2003 at the age of 16 in Cleveland, OH with two other women Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight for over a decade. All three ladies and six year old daughter was rescued on May 6th, 2013.

Ariel Castro will serve life in prison without parole. Commited suicide in prison.

Donation sent to: Cleveland Courage Fund

 

Poppy Monson-Morrison- daughter of Kara Ann Monson of Granite Falls, MN.  5 year old Poppy lost her mother on September 2, 2013. (Tragically from a domestic assault by ex-boyfiren-Andrew Dikken)