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Who We Are

Jackson Charitable Foundation, the charitable-giving arm of Jackson, is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation that provides free education to classrooms across the country. The Foundation’s goal is to help Americans on their personal journey toward financial freedom—a journey that begins with basic financial education. New financial inspiration is added monthly to Jackson Charitable Foundation – For Grown Ups to help aid Americans in their journey toward a secure future.

The Foundation’s signature program Cha-Ching Money Smart KidsTM reaches more than 1.5 million elementary students annually through Junior Achievement USA and Discovery Education. Cha-Ching equips 7 to 12-year-olds with the knowledge, tools and practice they need to make informed financial decisions to reach their own personal goals and dreams. The Cha-Ching band members engage students to explore financial skills we all use every day that allow us to—Earn, Spend, Save and Donate! Visit to view the free Cha-Ching music videos, classroom lessons and family activities.

The Foundation is again sponsoring 500 high schools with Ramsey Education to provide complimentary access to Foundations in Personal Finance, a classroom-ready, semester-long curriculum. Through this joint effort since 2018, the Foundation will reach more than 100,000 high school students across the country, showing them how money really works.  Schools interested in a sponsorship for the 2019-20 school year can complete a sponsor application here.

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What’s New

The 4th annual Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Pledge Challenge, presented by Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education is open through June 25, 2020. This national challenge encourages elementary school teachers, families, and community members to show their commitment to financial literacy education by voting online daily for their school to receive a prize package featuring:

  • A grant of $10,000 to build a brighter financial future at the winning school.
  • $1,000 to be donated to the charity of the school’s choice.
  • A live financial literacy event with Cha-Ching’s four money skills – earn, save, spend, and donate!

Participants may enter up to once a day on behalf of their school from now through June 25, 2020. Learn more and vote for your school.

Contact Jackson Foundation

Danielle Robinson, Executive Director
Jackson Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Follow Jackson Charitable Foundation on Twitter: @JacksonFdn and Facebook: @JacksonCharitableFoundation.