WHAT ARE THE MOST
COST-EFFECTIVE 
WAYS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THE POOREST?

We invest in targeted interventions designed to drive a high return on investment and lasting change

 

 

 
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OUR STORY

We seek the most cost-effective ways to create impact for the world’s poorest. That means doing the right thing –

and doing it right   

Our work started in 2008 in the Kwitanda catchment area of the Balaka district in Malawi.
By working in cooperation with the Malawian government and local partners, we explored how to build a more resilient health system while maximizing long-term impact. Since then, we have continued to center our work around sustainable interventions and scalable solutions to improve access to health services and quality education, serving the people who need it most. 

OUR JOURNEY

2021 -
beyond

2000 

JBJF is created to promote and foster the education of underprivileged youth in the United States resulting in becoming an “I Have a Dream” Program sponsor

2018

2008 - ongoing

JBJF expands to a global focus and starts a long-lasting engagement with VillageReach to strengthen the health system at a community level in the Kwitanda catchment area in Malawi

JBJF pivots to a larger-scale focus, through initiatives such as Malawi Priorities Project and ProjectEd to drive impact at scale more cost-effectively

JBJF adds to its portfolio to focus on nutrition in Malawi as well as explore expansion to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

JBJ Foundation works with partners both locally and globally to identify, co-design, and drive the interventions bringing the most impact from available resources. The following cases are examples of our work that illustrate how we seek solutions to some of the most pressing development challenges and our approach to do so together with our partners.

 

OUR PARTNERS

We work alongside our partners to provide financial resources, access to networks and thought partnership so they can in turn deliver change that transforms lives.