Help us leave more good fingerprints!

We are now offering Live Like Ally t-shirts, beautifully screen printed in a variety of styles and colors. Visit our store or make a financial donation: All proceeds support the Live Like Ally Foundation’s mission to help young people gain life-affirming experiences while working to make this world a better place. And check back often, we’re planning on adding products in the near future.

The Live Like Ally Foundation’s mission is to help young people gain life-affirming experiences while working to make this world a better place.

LLAF is offering cash grants/scholarships to a select few 15-23 year olds who have much to offer personally, but may not have the financial resources to begin their journey.

Think Higher.
Feel Deeper.

“…We all know the extraordinary person she was. In her short 20 years, she experienced more of life than most of us do in two lifetimes. In her brief span, she did more good for more people than most people three times her age.”

– Rabbi Ed Rosenthal

Live Like Ally. 

Welcome to the Live Like Ally Foundation website. Michelle and I established the foundation after our daughter, Ally Willen, was lost to nature hiking in the mountains of New Zealand. The world lost a person with an incredible passion for life, a strong sense of self, true wisdom and a deep love for this world. The Live Like Ally Foundation was created to help young people have life-affirming, life-changing experiences as our daughter did. We’re offering grants/scholarships of up to $10,000 to 15-23 year olds who want to do great things but may not have the resources to get started. Grant requests most likely to be considered would be from those individuals looking to experience world travel, serve underserved groups locally, nationally or abroad, and in their own ways align with global perspectives on human rights and respect for the environment. But we’re open, tell us what you want to do and how we can help.

To apply for a Live Like Ally Foundation grant, navigate to  the ‘start here’ page. Tell us, in essay form,  what you’d like to achieve, what you have done so far to reach for your dreams, and how LLAF could help you ‘Think Higher, Feel Deeper.’ By all means submit pictures, links, video, recommendations, endorsements, etc.; anything that would give us a great picture of who you are. (Please note, at certain times of the year we stop accepting applications.)

We look forward to hearing from you!

Todd and Michelle Willen


“I closed my eyes, took some deep breaths and told myself that life was beautiful and I was happy. I wanted to imprint that scene and feeling in my mind forever.”

– Ally Willen, at Queenstown Hill, New Zealand