The United States jaycees Foundation
Preservation of the Past, inspiration for the future.

Jaycees mobilize to help with disaster relief!
Click here and make an online donation. Click here to submit a disaster releif grant request.



Some recent United States Jaycees Foundation projects of note include an annual donation to Leadership Academy and the Ten Outstanding Young Americans Program (TOYA) and disaster relief to Jaycee chapters across the country, listed below, just to name a few!

  • Wildfires – California Jaycees
  • Flooding – Illinois, Iowa and North Dakota Jaycees
  • Hurricane – Houston Asian Jaycees (TX), Hattiesburg Jaycees (MS)
  • Tornado – Missouri, Alabama and Georgia Jaycees Tornadoes
  • Gulf of Mexico Drilling Rig Oil Spill – North Shore Jaycees (LA)
  • JCI training – Hawaii and California Jaycees

Most recently the Foundation has been able to provide technological support in providing a source for the national organization to conduct Internet Web Conferences for training and meetings. The Foundation has also undertaken the major project of moving the Jaycees Archives from Tulsa to their new “home” in St. Louis.

As the Foundation continues its mission, “Preservation of the Past – Inspiration for the Future,” enclosed you will find a brochure with more information on how you can support the organization.



In June 1921, Henry Giessenbier Jr. said in his closing remarks at the first annual Jaycees convention,“We have definitely launched a great institution into the world of progress.”

With that, The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce – Jaycees – was officially on its way with a bank balance of $48.21 and a million dollars worth of dreams.

It is with your continued financial support of the United States Jaycees Foundation that will make the “dreams” come true for the members of the Jaycees for years to come!

Jaycees founder Henry Giessenbier Jr. stated:

"In your hands lies the destiny of a great organization. Let us build it to national recognition... Let us not fail in this task!"

Your support of the Foundation will guarantee that we will not fail at this task and that the mission of the organization will continue for years to come!

Lead Lend Legacy

The mission of the Foundation is to provide
financial assistance and support to the Jaycees
organization – its members, their programs and
activities, for the purposes of leadership development and growth.

The Foundation, like other organizations, must
keep up with the current communications and
technologies available, and we’ve developed a group to research those avenues from the vast membership both past and present. In this way we can assist the Jaycees with similar tasks that will help advance the organization in developing stronger leaders.

Each year, the Foundation provides financial support for the Leadership Academy – a national training program for state presidents, chapter president and other Jaycee leaders, as well as provides grants, as requested, for local, state, national & international causes.

The Jaycees have always been at the forefront in assisting others in need – it is that trait which makes the membership truly unique.

The Foundation has also been on the front lines in providing assistance across the country, and beyond, through grants to chapter and state organizations.

Whether floods or hurricanes, wildfires or tornadoes, the Foundation is a no-cost clearing house for individuals to donate, knowing the funds will be used by Jaycees in their local communities.


The Foundation recognizes first-hand the impact the Jaycees organization has on individuals and communities across the United States, and around the world, and strives to ensure that those opportunities continue for the young people of tomorrow.

The Foundation has accepted the challenge of sharing the rich history and tradition of the Jaycees movement with its members, retired “Roosters” and the public. To this end, the Foundation has begun to build a virtual museum – an archive of the Jaycees – in hopes of sharing the successes and challenges that have faced the organization over the years, but more importantly, to provide a chance to touch and feel the rich fabric of this truly unique organization that has spread into a worldwide movement.

To this end, we have begun to build here for you an archive of the US Junior Chamber. We are just beginning and will be adding pieces on a regular basis. So just because you may not see a lot of information now, do not casually pass up what will be added in the next few months. Take advantage of the site, support our efforts by making a contribution and maybe even help us fill in some of the blanks we may find along the way.

To submit information click here and email us any information you may have in Microsoft Word, Text or a PDF format.

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