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The Jackie Robinson Foundation, Inc

New York, NY | http://www.jackierobinson.org
Joined in April 2003

About Us

Founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) has advanced higher education by providing generous, four-year scholarships and comprehensive support services to highly motivated minority students attending colleges and universities throughout the country. JRF’s efforts have led to a consistent 98% graduation rate among JRF Scholars. JRF has disbursed over $95 million in grants and direct program support to over 1,700 students who have attended over 260 different colleges and universities across the country. JRF alumni are leaders in their communities and across a broad range of professional fields –and are true ambassadors of Jackie Robinson’s legacy of service and humanitarianism. Expanding its mission of education and the Robinson legacy, the Foundation is engaged in constructing the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City. The Museum, which will include a robust online component, will chronicle Jackie Robinson’s storied athletic career and his social impact across society through artifacts, media-rich, state-of-the-art exhibits, and interactive programming.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation has an operating budget of over $8.6 million and is governed by a twenty-one-member Board of Directors. Its full-time staff numbers eighteen. The quality, dedication and creativity of the staff, and the support and generosity of its Board are strengths of the organization. For more information about JRF, please visit www.jackierobinson.org

Founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) has advanced higher education by providing generous, four-year scholarships and comprehensive support services to highly motivated minority students attending…

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  • Children & Youth
  • Education

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