SJM FAMILY FOUNDATION (closed on 1/2015; real estate holding LLC

aka The SJM Group, L3C (La closed after 10 mths 11/2016), AR SJM Family Preservation Campus LLC (TX active)   |   Centennial, TX   |
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In the past, the mission of the (A.R.) SJM Family Foundation was “to improve the quality of individuals' lives while providing a long term impact. By demonstrating a commitment to people, organizations, and churches, we seek solutions for specific social problems through research, training, and support. "The private family foundation was officially closed in January 2015 and became a for-profit, The SJM Group, L3C (La) closed in November 2016 and is now a REAL ESTATE holding company, AR SJM Family Preservation Campus LLC in TX.

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Former Executive Director

Jorea McNamee Kelley

No additional family relationships are affiliated with this foundation.

20+members (children and grandchildren of AR only) represent the family's real estate holding LLC.

Main address

Land Parcel# 0100082000, H. Simmons Estate (HSE), Keatchie, LA (Desoto Parish) PO Box 163; Land Parcel Holding# 4304, 4130, 4150, 4905 Farm Market Road 123 (Panola County)

Centennial, TX 75639 USA

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Formerly known as

SJM Family Foundation/PARfessionals, LLC (MO) closed after 3 months. Relocation cancelled 9/2017

SJM Family Foundation



NTEE code info

Historical Societies & Historic Preservation (A82)

Single Organization Support (N11)

Parks and Playgrounds (N32)

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The family has supported many domestic and international projects in the past, including, but not limited to:
• Breakfast for parents of sick and disabled children for Ronald McDonald House, Fort Worth, Texas.
• Monetary scholarships for male inmates of the Prison University Project at San Quentin, California.
• Sponsored educational books and programs for inmates and ex-inmates.
• PARfessionals past projects (training for behavioral healthcare workforce worldwide) from 2011-2015.
• Selected PARfessionals curriculum materials posted in this digital library offenders collection is funded in part by a 2014 generous donation from Impact investor Bunyan Jacobs, Jr., former Vice President of Lighthouse Life Insurance, Shreveport, Louisiana. Lighthouse Life Insurance was Black Enterprise Top Leading Black Business in America for 22 years. All intellectual property rights reserved. (Note; SJM FAMILY FOUNDATION does not hold any copyrights to past former material that it funded.)
• Harmony Church colored mission of the Texas Methodist Episcopal ME Church (now United Methodist Church) and later joined the Colored Methodist Episcopal CME Church before becoming independent in 2010. It was then incorporated as part of the private closed family corporation from August 2017 to February 2018. However, the corporation broke into separate entitles and the church was closed after review approved with the legal team on-staff with the Texas Secretary of State. The church is closed, and an application has been submitted to Panola County Historical Commission and Texas Historical Commission for a historical marker to be placed on-site where the old church stood before being demolished in August 2017.
• (information and pictures have been transferred to the community page on Wikipedia.
• HealTHY Soul Community Nutrition Support Program which combines the EAT HEALTHY “principles of former First Lady Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative
• R23: Response to Rehabilitation, Re-Entry and Relapse Prevention.
• Former Partner for the President Volunteer Service Award.
• Privately funded a NIH Grants course (2008) which was recognized by Tuft University Health Science Library and Boston University (BU) Alumni Medical Library in 2010.
• Approved CE Provider for Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals and The Certified Fundraising Executives (CFRE) International and their global CFRE credential are endorsed by twenty professional associations in six nations, including New Zealand, Australia, etc. Participating Organizations, including The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), an international professional organization dedicated exclusively to developing the men and women who encourage charity in North America's health care systems. Established in 1967, AHP is the source for education, networking, information, and research opportunities in health care philanthropy. Additional information can be viewed and downloaded here: * Former Sponsor of the Longevity Foundation (Dallas Walk) * Former Scholarship Donor to the Tarrant County Community College Foundation; *The Real estate holding company, LLC is a Member of the Texas Recreation and Parks Society, a 2000 member facilitate the exchange of ideas and experience to park, recreation, and leisure service professionals throughout the state.  Mobile Library and many more.

Population(s) Served

Cultural Intelligence in Addictions: PARfessionals' Peer Recovery Workforce Development Workbook E-Series Overview-This specialized healthcare workbook was designed as a learning Journal. Activities throughout the course are meant to challenge you, increase self-awareness, and prepare you for working as a Peer Recovery Navigator.

Population(s) Served

Host: Jorea M. Kelley Hardison, Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician Original Conference Date: June 16, 2015 Conference session: 1 hour, 6 minutes PARfessionals 2015 office physical location: Columbus, GA Credentialed consultants’ fees were underwritten by Impact Investors, The A.R. SJM Family. Participating credential consultants: Gail Whipple, ICF Accredited Coach Gail Tucker Whipple, MTP, PCC, (California), Julie Row Cotton, MSW, MLIS, (New York), and Dr. Nancy Greer, PM-PRC, PRS, CNC, DVA, SCA, LC, VA, Ph.D., (Texas). Conference session hosting was underwritten by FREE; the document presentation can be downloaded after registering on GUIDESTAR.COM.

Population(s) Served

Some (NOT ALL) past presentations that were co-underwritten by the A.R. SJM Family can be found on, owned by PARfessionals Behavioral Health Research Development Corporation, an Arkansas based, PRIVATE research development firm for Peer Support and Recovery Providers in Addictions.

Population(s) Served

The Nonprofit Management Academy was founded by SJM Family Foundation's former executive director, Jorea McNamee.

In 2007-2008, SJM Family Foundation of Texas sponsored three prisoner rehabilitation textbooks under the leadership of then President George Herbert Bush (Bush Jr.). They are: Nonprofit Management Basics, Grantsmanship Basics and Finding and Applying National Institute of Health (NIH Grants). These reference books are now available for $2.00-$6.00 USD on Amazon.

Population(s) Served

SJM Family Foundation sponsored a website for families of incarcerated people. In 2018, the website was discontinued. The majority of resources from the website was transferred as a (free download) to

Population(s) Served

Harmony Centennial 'UnSung Heroes' Mobile Library Garden & Pocket Park is located on a small parcel of land that pays homage to the President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 & First Lady Michelle Obama Let's Move Children Health and Nutrition initiative.

In 2016, two PARfessionals' college prep guides were distributed across the world to honor this community. In 2018, the churches' oil royalties were sold to pay for on-going upkeep.

Population(s) Served

At 17, Jorea McNamee Kelley, former SJM Family Foundation executive director, founded the first INTERnational association for grantwriters, grant managers, and nonprofit personnel.

It is featured in The Nonprofit Manager's Resource Directory published by Wiley Publishing (2002).

Note: At the age of 20, Jorea Mcnamee mismanaged a $10,000 grant from the Steve Case Foundation, the billionnaire owner of America Online and the membership association closed its doors.

Former training courses (1997-2000) that were written while then President Bill Clinton was in office will be uploaded periodically to for public viewing.

Please use the search term 'national association of grantwriters and nonprofit consultants' and/or 'international alliance of grantwriters and nonprofit consultants'.


Taught at Willis Knighton Hospital Community Center, 2401 Bessie Street, Shreveport, LA 71103

Nonprofit Management Track (1998-2001)

Board Development
Introduction to Nonprofits
Conflict Resolution by Jo Ann Kitel, MA
Employee Communication
Strategic Planning
External Communication
Nonprofit Ethics
Public Relations in the Nonprofit
Nonprofit Program Management
Program Planning
Media Buying by Vanessa Bowers, APR
Media Relations
Grantwriting 101
Introduction to Volunteering
Basic of Publicity Writing

Grantsmanship Track (1999-2001)

Developing Federal and State Grants
Writing Foundation and Corporate Grants
Creating Budgets
National Institute of Health: A Brief Guide to Center, Program, Project and Training Grants
How to Get Literacy Grants and Fellowships
Acquisitions of Small Grants
Begin with the End: Evaluation Techniques in Grantwriting
Writing Styles in Grants Development
Writing the Effective Letter of Support
Getting Funded: The Politics of Grantwriting
Preparations of Budget Proposals for Grant Applications
Management of Grants Budgets for Nonprofits
Web-Based Funding Sources for Grantwriters, Researchers & Nonprofit Organizations, Researchers and Nonprofit Organizations
A21: An Office of Management and Budget Circulars for Educational Institutions
Web based Sources for the Administration of Grants Funds
ABCs of Grant Reviewing

Population(s) Served

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SJM FAMILY FOUNDATION (closed on 1/2015; real estate holding LLC

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SJM FAMILY FOUNDATION (closed on 1/2015; real estate holding LLC

Board of directors
as of 2/29/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

This is now a real estate holding Limited Liability (LLC) company since 2015.

AR SJM Family Preservation Campus LLC

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No