Educational Institutions

Jackie Robinson Foundation, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.jackierobinson.org

Mission Statement

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a public, not-for-profit, national organization founded in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his heroic achievements. It provides college and graduate school scholarships as well as leadership development opportunities for students of color with strong capabilities but limited financial resources. The Foundation is distinctive for the depth of its mentoring program, which results in a 97% graduation rate among its student constituents. The Foundation also strives to ensure that Jackie Robinson's commitment to social justice will be carried forth in the lives of these young people as they assume leadership roles throughout society.

Main Programs

  1. Mentoring and Leadership Development Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Jackie Robinson Foundation is a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his achievements.

ruling year

1977

President and CEO since 2004

Self-reported

Ms. Della Britton Baeza

Keywords

Self-reported

college scholarships, minority students, Jackie Robinson, college, financial aid, blacks

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Also Known As

JRF

EIN

13-2896345

 Number

6126446030

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Mentoring and Leadership Development Program

The JRF Mentoring and Leadership Development program is designed to address the financial needs of college students and provide comprehensive mentoring services through its 42 Strategies for Success Curriculum. Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the college or university of their choice and are enrolled in JRF’s celebrated “mentoring curriculum.” JRF’s four-year curriculum enables students to effectively navigate the college environment, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. Throughout the four-year program, JRF also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of its namesake.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

5,095,483

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Jackie Robinson Foundation is a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his achievements.

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Financials

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JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Jackie Robinson Foundation, Inc.

Leadership

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President and CEO

Ms. Della Britton Baeza

BIO

Della Britton Baeza became President and CEO of  JRF on February 2, 2004. In addition to overseeing the Foundation's fundraising and current programs, Britton Baeza has worked to expand the Foundation's exposure and outreach nationally, including the opening of a Los Angeles branch office in November 2004, the exploration and acquisition of a new site to house the Foundation's headquarters in Manhattan, and the development of innovative program components responsive to the changing needs of Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars and commensurate with the Foundation's overall mission.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she was President of AJM Records, L.L.C., the record label responsible for launching pop sensation "Ashanti." She also served as President of Hillside Publishing, L.L.P., where she managed the successful acquisition, restructuring and ultimate sale of various radio and television properties, including Station WWAY-TV (Channel 3) in Wilmington, N.C. She brings a strong background in legal training as well, having worked for five years as an Assistant General Attorney for American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., in New York City, and, before that, as an attorney with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.

Britton Baeza has served on several boards and committees in Washington, D.C., and New York City, including the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights under Law, the Inwood (Settlement) House, the National Urban League Black Executive Exchange Program and the ad hoc New York Times Interracial Task Force convened by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Sr.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Britton Baeza received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University before graduating from Columbia Law School.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Gregg A. Gonsalves

No Affiliation

Term: Oct 2015 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
Yes
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
Yes
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity