The Kempe Foundation invests in the people and programs that build better futures for children. Since 1976, we have worked alongside the Kempe Center, a leader in prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, to provide opportunities for all children to live safe, healthy and happy lives.

We measure our impact by the reach of the programs we support, the ability of our advocacy work to influence system change, and the network of ambassadors and donors we engage in this work.


Kempe Foundation Staff

Julia Stone

President & COO

Jon Kruljac

Chief Executive Officer

Monica Brown

Office Manager

Megan Clark

Development Specialist

Kempe Foundation Board of Directors


50 Years of Advancement and Impact

In 1962, Dr. Henry C. Kempe and his colleagues exposed the reality of child abuse for the first time in their defining paper, The Battered Child Syndrome. This paper is lauded as the single most significant event in giving doctors a way to identify and understand child abuse.

Inspired by these findings, Dr. Kempe founded the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in 1972 to create a network of professionals to improve the care and well-being of children and families everywhere. Today, the Kempe Center is recognized as a world leader in innovating solutions to prevent and treat child abuse, neglect and trauma.

The Kempe Foundation is committed to our continued investment in research, advocacy, education and training that will provide opportunities for all children and families to live safe and healthy lives.