In 1968, Jack and Jill sought to further emphasize its commitment to community and created a 501c3 entity chartered in the state of Illinois, the purpose being to support programs that not only create opportunities for youth to learn and practice leadership skills, but also build character. Each year the Jack and Jill of America Foundation financially supports efforts such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and programs for at-risk youths in addition to a National College Scholarship Award administered by the United Negro College Fund.
At the local level, the Jack and Jill Foundation - Dallas, supports community efforts via funds raised and donated through our Annual Beautillion. In 2014, contributions were made to the following:
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas - Swimming Program
Nexus Recovery Center
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors that includes officers from Jack and Jill, Incorporated as well as prominent civic and community leaders. Located in Washington, DC, the Foundation is one of the first Black Foundations chartered in America. For more information, visit our website atwww.jackandjillfoundation.org. Private donors, corporations and others who have given to the Foundation are eligible to receive a tax deduction per IRS regulations.
Since building tomorrow’s leaders is at the core of the Foundation’s principles, we have developed a five-point strategy for achieving this goal. The strategy, along with the community service agenda, sets the framework upon which the Foundation’s grant criteria is predicated.