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JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA FOUNDATION INC

#OneChildAtATime

aka Jack and Jill Foundation   |   Washington, DC   |  www.jackandjillfoundation.org

Mission

As the philanthropic partner of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Jack and Jill of America Foundation addresses issues affecting African American children and families, by investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children to thrive long-term.

Ruling year info

1969

Executive Director

Mrs. Pier Blake

Main address

1930 17th St Nw

Washington, DC 20009 USA

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EIN

51-0224656

NTEE code info

(Youth Development Programs) (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Jack and Jill Foundation is invested in transforming African American communities, one child at a time. Our priorities are African American families, education and health/wellness for underserved communities. * Reading Literacy with grants to build "book nooks" and host "Bedtime Stories" for children from K-4 grade to build stronger readers by the 3rd grade * Access to healthcare through healthfair grants *Building family resources to build strong familes *College-Prep grants to help students for college readiness *STEM grants to build a pipeline of STEM professionals starting in Middle School to High School

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education/Literacy - Reading Corner

The goal of the Reading Corner is to provide an opportunity for a minimum of 600 at-risk/disadvantaged students and students with learning or reading disabilities to improve their reading skills through exposure to a wide range of wonderful books in a literacy-rich environment that promotes the joy of reading. Establishing Jack and Jill reading corners in community facilities (i.e. Boys & Girls Clubs or like organizations) where children can be found after school and on weekends will encourage increased cognitive ability, foster life-long reading and increase the likelihood of overall school success.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1 - Graduate more students attending HBCUs throughout the country
2 - Change the educational gap in middle and high school through our STEM and College Prep Grants
3 - Build better readers
4 - Build Strong Families

Working with corporate partners and over 11,000 members of Jack and Jill of America, Inc in over 35 states.
1 - Grant Funding for our philanthropic focus areas of education, health/wellness and building strong families
2- Closing the Education and Wealth Gaps with our Jack and Jill College GAP Fund. Gradutating students at HBCUs with a $2M campaign

Foundation invested over $600,000 to 11 HBCUs since 2019; graduating over 1,000 students.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 12/15/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Anthony Trotman

Meckenlenburg County

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Hugh LaRoche

Gladys Henderson

NASA

Aeva Gaymon-Doomes

Doctor

Emmanuel Hostin

Doctor

Karon Harden

Executive at the Council on Foundations

Kornisha McGill Brown

National President - Jack and Jill of America, Inc

Claudia Curtis

Employment Attorney

Nadine Gibson

National Treasurer - Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shirell Gross

National Program Director

JoAnne Curry

Regional Director - Far West Region

Shante Turner

MAL - Central Region

Alexis Steals-James

MAL - Eastern Region

Bridgette Coleman

Business Owner

A. Rafik Mohamed

University Provost

Christopher Graham

Investments

Libi Rice

Chief Marketing Officer

Lauren Allen-Jones

Educator

Jason Bonardi

Regional Executive - Travelers

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/15/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/15/2023

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Data
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.