Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Incorporated

Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Since its inception in 1968, the Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to communities all across America.

The ultimate goal of every Foundation grant dollar is to empower young people to make the right life choices. Programs funded by the Foundation are improving academic test scores, raising literacy and mathematical competencies, encouraging cultural consciousness, and instilling moral and social responsibility in America’s youth.

Mission Statement
To promote the excellent preparation of succeeding generations of children as leaders, in all walks of life, so that they may attain their fullest potential as individuals, enjoy rewarding and fulfilling lives, and contribute to world peace, progress, and prosperity.

Philosophy
Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. believes leaders are made, not born. The Foundation supports programs that not only create opportunities and challenges for children to learn and practice leadership skills, but also build leadership character in youth. The ultimate goal of every Foundation grant dollar is to empower young people to make the right life choices. Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc. has a tradition of putting young people first. Strengthening our ability to champion solutions essential to the future success of our children is at the top of our agenda.

Five-Point Strategy for Building Tomorrow’s Leaders
Since building tomorrow’s leaders is at the core of the Foundation’s activities, we have developed a five-point strategy for achieving this goal. This strategy, along with the community service agenda, sets the framework upon which the Foundation’s grant making rests. Programs the Foundation funds must embrace at least one of the following five points.

  1. Seek to foster the building of character within children.
  2. Aim to instill cultural consciousness and intellectual, moral, practical and emotional responsibility in children.
  3. Cultivate and promote projects that provide children with the opportunities and challenges to learn about leadership.
  4. Target Foundation resources toward grant proposals that emphasize listening, learning, thinking and problem-solving.
  5. Design, implement and support programs that provide leadership training for children.