A Registered 501(c)3 Public Charity

Kyra Franchetti Foundation

Kyra was taken from us when she was 28 months old. She was shot twice in the back, while she slept, by her biological father, who then committed suicide. The Kyra Franchetti Foundation is in memory of my sweet baby girl and is dedicated to protect other children from a similar fate.

While it would be comforting to think of Kyra’s death as an isolated incident or single tragic story, there are thousands of murder-suicides like Kyra’s each year. The number of these murder-suicides are on the rise, and they are more common if custody is being disputed, as it was in Kyra’s case. Babies and children just like Kyra are left unprotected and defenseless each year. The Kyra Franchetti Foundation is dedicated to preventing domestic violence from destroying other families. There are also many other victims – of domestic emotional, physical and sexual abuse – that do not lead to death, that are also not being adequately addressed by our family court system.

Our Mission

The mission of the Kyra Franchetti Foundation is to identify and protect at-risk babies, children, and their families, inside and outside the family court system, from domestic violence and death. We do this through early intervention, educational practices, and programs focused on identifying and preventing physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. In addition, we advocate for related policy changes that promote and protect those at risk, endeavoring to prevent families from suffering and to stop the devastating consequences of domestic violence and familicide.

We thank you for your love, support, and encouragement as we try to prevent this from happening to other babies and children.

Learn More About Kyra


Fund Administrator

  • Jacqueline Franchetti, Kyra’s Mom


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Kyra Franchetti Foundation
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
Use credit card by clicking the link below.

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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