The Joe Jackson Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that strives to inspire, inform and enable children living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) to continue living actively; support opportunities for Joe’s quest to walk again; and to help spinal cord injury survivors. In addition, the foundation actively promotes the Joe’s motto and attitude; “I can” to recent injured survivors, provides awareness in the community and provides an informative, reliable website which pools the wealth of available information on adaptive sports and SCI research & recovery. The Joe Jackson Foundation will also provide individual awards grants for children and athletes to qualified applicants.
The Joe Jackson Foundation, run by executive director Todd Jackson and guided by a Board of Directors, also, it provides grants for adaptive athletic equipment and for other non-profit programs benefiting the disabled, and one major key is that JJF encourages an active lifestyle after SCI.
Using donations after the accident, Todd created the Joe Jackson Foundation to give others an opportunity to receive support and help. As a non-profit organization, JJF empowers children and athletes living with spinal cord injuries, primarily paralysis, to embrace an active lifestyle and take advantage of multiple opportunities available in adaptive sports and recreation. In order to accomplish this, the Joe Jackson Foundation is in the process of developing its Individual Grant Program to provide full financial grants for families who may not have insurance or limited coverage for adaptive equipment to individuals with spinal cord injury.
The Joe Jackson Foundation was established on October 26, 2006 to help spinal cord injury survivors and inspire children to continue to strive for their goals. Inspired by Joe’s own story, the foundation will reach many positive individuals living with a spinal cord injury.