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Our vision is to transform African American communities, one child at a time.


Our mission is to address issues affecting African American children and families, by investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children to thrive long-term.


We invest in services, programs and organizations that focus on impacting the underlying issues affecting African American children and families.

Our Philanthropic Focus Areas

African American Families | Education | Health & Wellness

There’s a real need in African American communities for a concentrated focus on root cause issues affecting long-term outcomes for African American children.

We are committed to supporting services, programs and organizations that address underlying causes of social problems affecting African American communities, families and ultimately children.

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Here are some of the statistics that caused us to act with a sense of urgency:



90% Raised in Single Parent Homes
46% Live in poverty

Statistics are for African American children
Source: Kids Count



300X More likely to be held back
3.5X More likely to be suspended

Statistics are for African American students
U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection



73% More likely to be obese
2x as likely to die as an infant

Statistics are for African American students
Source: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


It is fun making food from the garden.
Durham, NC
Look at me.  I am more than what you see.
Destiny is mine! If it is to be, it’s up to me.
St. Philips Early Childhood Education Program Creed
Dallas, TX
I think the mom is overwhelmed and just needs a break sometime.
This program gives her kids extra help in homework and a little peace of mind.
Parents as Tutors providing academic support and cultural exposure
St. Louis, MO
Providing new experiences and lots of joy for children and families
including live entertainment, dancing and breakfast with Santa.
Breakfast with Santa
Charlotte, NC
Speaking for Success provided an opportunity for children in grades pre-school
through 12th to improve their leadership skills through communications.
Speaking Up For Success
Bloomington, Illinois
The Jack and Jill of America chapter provided all of
the supplies needed for the lessons/experiments.
Science and Technology Fair
Missouri City, Missouri

Atlanta Chapter:
Bold Lips and Bow Ties

Hosted by the members of the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Bold Lips + Bow Ties is a chic and highly experiential adult day party—with a purpose. Third coming of the hottest event of the fall! And you know what they say…third time’s the charm!


Metropolitan New York Chapter celebrates 80 Years

As part of the celebration, our Foundation Treasurer, Christine Govan, received the Lifetime Recognition Award. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefited Jack and Jill of America Foundation and the Metropolitan Chapter’s Boost Scholarship Fund.  For more information on donating to the Boost Scholarship email


Programming Focus

Rebuild America- A partnership with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for families.  Loose Change- teaching the value of philanthropy to our children.
Teen Community Service Project- funding community service projects across the country.

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