Why Give?

Since 1973, the Jackie Robinson Foundation had provided over $85 million in program assistance, including $26 million in direct financial aid, to 1,500 Scholars from across the nation. We develop our Scholar’s potential and mold them into leaders who will carry forth Jackie Robinson’s legacy in every facet of their lives. JRF and our volunteers provide hands–on services to our Scholars, elevating their talents and making sure that each Scholar realizes his or her fullest potential.


“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

– Jackie Robinson

We focus on the whole student, preparing them to be competitive in a global economy, committed to community service and capable of rising to the challenges of the 21st century.

Over 1,500 JRF Scholars have gone on to become educators, engineers, Wall Street executives, community activists, founders of nonprofits, biomedical researchers, attorneys and countless other professionals. All our Scholars share one thing in common – a commitment to Jackie Robinson’s guiding tenet that “a life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives” that has been instilled in them as they are required to perform and report on annual community service projects.

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We Need Your Support!

Your donation will help us continue our vital work providing financial aid, mentoring, career guidance and leadership development to talented minority students entering college.

By giving to us today, you will help ensure that the American Dream lives on through the young people we serve. Your generosity will support the premium services we provide to our Scholars:

  • Up to $30,000/four years to each of our Scholars
  • Mentoring services
  • Internship placement and career guidance services
  • The Annual Scholars’ Mentoring and Leadership Conference, comprised of career panels, networking opportunities, workshops, cultural experiences and more.
  • The Rachel Robinson International Fellowship

Other Ways to Give

In addition to online donations, there are numerous other ways to support the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

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