Together, We're Stronger

Information for and about Jump$tart National Partners

Partnership Information

The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy brings together more than 100 like-minded, nationally focused organizations to work together to move financial literacy forward, especially among preschool through college-age students. Jump$tart Coalition National Partner organizations come from many sectors — business, finance, education, nonprofits, academia, government, and more. The Jump$tart Coalition was formed in 1995 on the belief that together, we have the resources, expertise, diversity, and reach to achieve our shared goals more efficiently and effectively than any one organization could accomplish alone.

Organizations that join Jump$tart aren’t “members” of the coalition, they ARE the coalition — PARTNERS in the collaborative, collective effort to advance financial literacy. Jump$tart national Partner organizations include many of the most prominent stakeholders and thought leaders in the financial literacy effort.


Jump$tart offers Partners the opportunity to reach target audiences, network with leaders, support financial education, and more. Check out some of our key collaborative initiatives and this video, where Jump$tart leaders explain why “together, we’re stronger.”


Generally, Jump$tart National Partner organizations join the coalition not for what they will receive, but for the opportunity to contribute.  Still, in appreciation for our Partners’ support, hard work, and commitment, we strive to provide information and benefits just for them.  Read about our Partner Benefits and check in again soon, to see what’s new.


Jump$tart seeks nationally focused companies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, associations, universities/university centers, and agencies of the federal government to join the coalition and our collaborative effort to move financial literacy forward. Click here to learn more about eligibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

How large does my organization need to be to become a Jump$tart National Partner?

There is no size requirement; however, to join the coalition at the national level, organizations must be national (at least multi-state) in scope.

Why are local organizations not eligible to be national Partners?

Coalition partners share common goals and a state or locally-focused organization’s goals will align more closely with those of our state coalitions. In support of our state coalitions, we direct these prospective partners and supporters to them.

I’ve just formed my organization/business. Is it eligible to join right away?

There is no specific length of operation requirement, but organizations must be “well established” to join the coalition — fully operational with initial programs underway, working collaboratively with other entities, and with some stability in your enterprise.

My organization does not have financial literacy products or programs. Can we join?

Organizations that can demonstrate or explain their commitment to financial literacy, even without financial literacy initiatives of their own, are welcome to apply.

What kind of references do we need?

Jump$tart asks for at least one reference (two is better) from an entity with which your organization is collaborating — ideally, from a current Jump$tart National Partner organization or affiliated State Coalition   Your reference(s) should not be an employee or official of your own organization or an employee of Jump$tart.

My organization’s application was declined. Can we re-apply?

Yes. Often, an organization not accepted as a National Partner just needs a bit more time to get established.  Or, maybe we didn’t have all the information we needed  in the first round.  Work with our team or Partnership Committee on whether and when you should resubmit your application.

What happens after we apply?

Jump$tart’s national Board accepts new Partners at regular or special Board Meetings.  Soon after the Board Meeting, you will be contacted by a member of the Jump$tart team regarding dues and anything else we might need from you.  We’ll welcome you in our newsletter and then look forward to your involvement!

How can we get involved with Jump$tart other than joining as a Partner?

How to Apply

Start the process by requesting an application and we will send you a link to apply online. The application isn’t very long and just asks about your organization and its financial literacy activities/commitment. Dues are explained on our Partner Information page — but please don’t send any money when you apply.

Review Process

New Partner applications are reviewed quarterly by the Jump$tart Governance Committee and are then sent to the Board of Directors, which votes to accept the new Partners. As a coalition of equal partners, the Board seeks organizations with a demonstrated commitment to the financial literacy mission and a desire to achieve shared goals collaboratively.

Annual Dues

Jump$tart National Partner organizations support the coalition and its mission with annual dues.  Dues are assessed for all organizations on the calendar year. Pay online here or contact us if you need a new invoice or have any questions.

Please do not send dues when you first apply.

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