About our Organization
The National Organization
Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated was founded on January 24, 1938 by Mrs. Marion Stubbs Thomas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The organization was incorporated in 1946 with the objectives of creating a medium of contact for children which would stimulate growth and development, and provide constructive educational, cultural, civic, recreational, and social programs for the children and their parents. Through the years, the organization has grown, and the objectives have broadened to include not only the children of members, but all children. Jack and Jill strives to accomplish its goals through local chapter and regional activities, and national programs and legislation.
Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc.
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. Jack and Jill Foundation’s 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.
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. 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.