The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local and national programs that increase mental health awareness, strengthen suicide prevention efforts, and offer support and healing through the arts to those affected by suicide and mental illness.

Since its start in 2001, the Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation has contributed a total of $1.8 million to local and national programs.

The Kristin Rita Strouse Foundation was established in 2001 by Douglas and Sharon Strouse in response to the death of their daughter Kristin. Kristin was a 17-year-old freshman at Parsons School of Design in New York City when she ended her own life.