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Our National Organizations

Jack and Jill of America, Inc.


On January 24, 1938, the late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, , in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Twenty mothers came together to discuss creating an organization to provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth between the ages of 2 and 19. In 1946, 10 chapters were involved in the national restructuring process. The National Constitution and Bylaws were created, and the organization was incorporated in Delaware.

Today, Jack and Jill boasts more than 230 chapters nationwide, representing more than 40,000 family members. Each chapter plans annual programming activities guided under a national theme. The current National Theme is The Power to Make a Difference For All Children: On Mission. On Purpose. Through service projects, Jack and Jill of America creates a medium of contact for children to stimulate their growth and development. 


Jack and Jill also promotes the public awareness and interests of child development and rights through lobbying, educational programming, dissemination of education materials, and the organization of community and charitable events


Learn More About JJOA or Foundation

Here are some ways you can connect:

In Person

1930 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009


Make a tax deductible donation

‏ to the Foundation

Over the Phone

Need to chat or donate by phone.

JJ HQ Tel: 202-667-7010

JJ Foundation Tel: 202-232-5210


Jack and Jill Foundation

The Jack and Jill Foundation's priority is improving the lives of African American children. We are concerned about making a difference in the areas that can significantly shift their outcomes in life.   We are committed to supporting services, programs and organizations that focus on impacting root causes of social problems affecting African American children and families.


Our investments work to improve outcomes for core issues in the following Philanthropic Focus Areas and work to improve key issues affecting African American children and families: 

  • African American Families

  • Education

  • Health and Wellness