The FMK Foundation
Helping families overcome life's lemons
Our foundation is committed to helping individuals & families heal from trauma and addiction by providing resources focused on mental health, suicide awareness and access to research backed trauma healing modalities. We also want to help overcome the stigma that trauma is a life-long obstacle to an injury that can be healed.
The FMK Foundation was founded by Jennifer and Jon Kikel on July 30, 2014 in memory of their deceased parents Frank J. Kikel and Marlene S. Kikel. Frank battled addiction and mental illness for many years and took his life in October 1984. Marlene battled cancer in 1990, a second time in 2003 and ultimately made the decision to end her life by medically induced suicide.
Both Frank and Marlene set an example to their kids to dream big and become entrepreneurs. They were lucky to be raised by parents with these qualities, as well as, to always have confidence, a no fear attitude, persistence, and class. They encountered life’s lemons along the way through the loss of their parents at such a young but have become successful in their lives by addressing not only their parents traumas but also their own.
The FMK Foundation is committed to helping those working through trauma by providing resources focused on mental health, suicide awareness and trauma specific based treatments.
Jenn has a passion for philanthropy and strives to incorporate it in both her personal and professional life. She has created two nonprofits, The FMK Foundation/Yellow for Life, which educates and raises awareness for suicide prevention and mental illness, and The Give Back Brokerage Charitable Foundation in conjunction with K Real Estate - “The Give Back Brokerage,” which holds funds from real estate sales for charitable donations. In addition to creating these nonprofits, Jenn developed a community on LinkedIn called, “Give Back & Connect” which has almost 9,000 members and continues to grow daily. This networking group allows non-profits and businesses to connect through monthly in-person trainings, zoom calls, podcast opportunities, and more.
Jenn is also the owner and principal broker of the philanthropy based real estate brokerage K Real Estate –“The Give Back Brokerage.” She has received numerous awards for her success in real estate, including being named as one of the Top 1% of Realtors in the State of Utah for 7 years and counting. She is also a member of several local and national committees and has been published in several state magazines.
Jenn co-founded the FMK Foundation along with her brother, Jon, in July 2014. The Foundation was created in memory of their parents, Frank and Marlene Kikel, both of whom lost their lives to suicide. Jenn and Jon have a joint purpose in life to create a legacy to honor their parents by raising awareness for both mental illness and suicide prevention.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Jon is the Co-Founder and CEO of Innomax Home Solutions and Innomax Investments. He is also the Co-Founder of the FMK Foundation. Formed with his sister, Jenn, in honor of their late parents Frank and Marlene Kikel.
Jon, like his sister, Jenn, have real estate in their blood. Following their Mom, Marlene’s footsteps since she was a successful agent for many years. He is passionate about helping working class American’s achieve their dream of home ownership through his affordable “lease to own” programs. He also works with Investors seeking real estate secured passive income allowing them to grow their investments at a safe accelerated rate.
During his 20 years in real estate he’s won multiple awards as a top performer. Now as a full time investor, Jon is dedicated to running his 130 single family home portfolio with a vision to eventually own 300+ properties. Jon enjoys coaching and mentoring other investors in person, online and through podcasts.