Founded in memory of Jacob Wheeler

Jacob Wheeler Foundation


What's Happening

The Jacob Wheeler Foundation was founded by Bill, Lisa and Abigail Wheeler in memory of their son and brother, Jacob Wheeler.  Jacob tragically died on January 1, 2014 at the age of 15.  He was active in soccer and swimming earning Academic All-State recognition in 2014 for both sports.  He was a sensitive and compassionate person who tried to remain out of the limelight.  

Bill Wheeler

Jacob's Father


OUr board

The Jacob Wheeler Foundation beginnings have been made possible through the gifts of "everlasting friendships".  Love and memories shared from generations past and extending to generations forward.  We are forever grateful for family and friends much needed in this effort.


The Jacob Wheeler Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.  

  • Butte Survivors of Suicide Loss Grief Support Group - meets on the 2nd Thursday of each Month at Holy Spirit Parish in Butte.  It is located at 4201 Continental Dr., Butte, MT  59701 (house on church property).  The meeting time is 7 PM.  For information, call or text 490-1536.
  • April 2021 - Awarded $6,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors in the Butte community.

Work with Us to Make a Difference

Marilyn Cameron

Community Volunteer

Bob Whelan

Community Volunteer

our beginnings

The Jacob Wheeler Foundation provides memorial scholarships and support to the community through activities that promote suicide awareness and prevention and offer survivor support.

Our Mission

Suicide is not chosen.  It happens when the pain exceeds the ability to cope.