Matt’s Kindness Ripples On

Matt Kurtz inspires me to be a better person.  

Mom, Matt, Tyson on Boat
Me, Matt and Tyson (my grandpuppy) enjoying a day on the water in San Diego.


My son, Matt, was an incredibly amazing human being.  His charismatic charm, bright beaming smile, and genuine goodness drew everyone he met to him. He was contagiously happy, with a huge capacity for optimism and compassion. You can read more about him and how in his short 32 years he impacted more lives than most people do in a lifetime. He inspires me to be a better person. Maybe he will inspire you too. His kindness will ripple on forever.  –  Jackie Kurtz  

In this blog I’ll share stories that inspire, make you think, cause concern and make you laugh.  ENJOY.

I’d appreciate it if you would help me get the word out about the Matt Kurtz Kindness Award of $250 (nominate someone who inspires you) and the Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant of $250 (submit an act of kindness you would do with $250).



Happy to Announce Our Two Kindness Award Winners for November 2019

We are so thankful to all of our wonderful supporters who donate to MKRO, allowing us to give our kindness awards and grants to more than one recipient each time.  

Below are three incredible people that we are honored to be giving our kindness awards to.

Renee and Mike Fahey

Renee and Mike Fahey

Jessica Munoz

Jessica Munoz


Can Nature Soothe Your Soul?

Nature Soothes the Soul

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
If a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you,
If the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.   – Eleonora Duse