The J.F. Holder Foundation would like to thank you for exploring the many opportunities that exist through our organization to address important issues on the forefront, from education, cross-cultural communication and cooperation, to creating positive social change. We believe it is important to work together with our communities, corporate partners, schools, nonprofit organizations, and civil & business leaders to improve our communities and foster greater civic participation.
The J. F. Holder Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization devoted to creating educational and social opportunities in economically disadvantaged communities. We offer attractive and responsive programs designed to help at-risk youths achieve academic, social and workforce success. Our mission is to re-engage at-risk youths who have been disconnected from educational and social opportunities and help them develop the life skills necessary to navigate their current environment and make a successful transition to adulthood.
The J.F. Holder Foundation established the Fairmont Project as a platform to address diversity and inclusion issues in America. The project’s mission is to start real & honest conversations about race and culture in a safe and supportive environment, to improve cross-cultural communication and cooperation, and to layout strategies and solutions that advance positive racial and social transformation in America.
Today's young people receive little meaningful education about race and its continuous role in our society. We work to layout the blueprint for at-risk youth to excel in today’s social climate.
The J.F. Holder Foundation offers attractive and responsive programs strategically developed to provide unique educational and social opportunities and life-changing experiences for at-risk youth and their families. Our programs hope to inspire our participants to live a more enriched and empowered life. We are committed to providing high-quality youth programs and supportive services to help our children explore, share and reach their potential.
Counseling & Mental Health Education.
The J.F. Holder Foundation is dedicated to promoting mental health education and ending the stigma around mental illness in minority communities. We have collaborated with mental health professionals to offer support groups and individual counseling for at-risk youth and their families. We have informal therapy talk sessions and workshops to promote mental health education and to help end the stigma around mental illness in minority communities.
The J.F. Holder Foundation in partnership with the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission and Discover Books were honored to donate over 2,000+ books to Fairmont Grade School District 89 (in Lockport Illinois) for their library and literacy programs.
News & Events.
Business & Cultural Initiatives in India & the United StatesMarch 9, 2018
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Union League Boys & Girls of Chicago @ Nicholson Stem Academy.November 30, 2017
Fairmont Community Garden ClubOctober 28, 2017
City of Los Angeles PartnershipNovember 15, 2016
Community Garden Club .
Los Angeles Partnership.
The J.F. Holder Foundation is pleased to announce our partnership with the City of Los Angeles’s Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood Development Council. Our organizations are committed to working together to create educational and social opportunities in underserved communities. We look forward to putting ideas into action and action into service.
The J.F. Holder Foundation believes a child’s culture, history and upbringing has a profound effect on their academic performance and personal growth. We believe it is essential for them to know their history, their struggles, triumphs and major milestones. The J.F. Holder Foundation aims to help at-risk youth understand their cultural identity and build awareness of other cultures. Each of us is different, in background, race, and culture, in how we look, think, and talk. We believe the key to our communities working together lies in appreciating these differences instead of being scared of them. We are a very diverse society and that diversity is our strength.
Our Global Ambassadors program is a high tech virtual classroom and virtual field trip project where we inspire the youth through global collaboration. We collaborate with other virtual classrooms and youth organizations from around the world to expose students to different world cultures, allowing them to exchange stories about their cultures and build international relationships.
Classrooms today are no longer limited to four walls. Students can explore, share and learn about the world beyond their own experiences. Our goal is to foster global awareness and cross-cultural understanding, and to empower the youth to believe that they matter, that learning matters, that they can make their communities and the world better.
Thank you for supporting the J.F. Holder Foundation, we are committed to provide unique educational & social opportunities and life-changing experiences for at-risk youth. Your donations are welcome and greatly appreciated, whether it is a one-time gift or a monthly contribution.Donate Here!