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The Maceo H Jones Foundation, Inc. is an innovative 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded based on the dedicated work of Mrs. Maceo H. Jones whose vision was to give back and help the community of the DC Metropolitan area. It was then that she began hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner in November 1980.  All were welcome to come; the homeless, senior citizens, veterans and those that are impoverished. This is now an annual Thanksgiving Dinner for over 42 years. In June 2011, Mrs. Maceo H. Jones decided to host a Father Day Dinner for Veterans of all Wars.

Maceo H Jones, now 96 years old, the United Black Fund “People Champion” of 2011, was born in 1926 in Washington, DC to the late Richard and Pearl Basil. She attended DC Public Schools.  After school, she worked in the DC area, and at the age of 26, she married the late Charles M. Jones. Mrs. Jones became an instant mom of one son, and six more children were born of the union: four daughters and three sons. Mrs. Jones has 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is a Christian and a member of Eastern Community Church, where she attends with her eldest daughter, Mary E. Jones.

The Maceo H. Jones Foundation was established in 2015 to continue in the mission of Mrs. Maceo H. Jones and to expand upon her vision.

Our Mission

We endeavor to help improve the quality of life throughout the community to those in need. We serve the community: the homeless, senior citizens, veterans and those that are impoverished by providing food, clothing and social services. We act as advocates for children, and offer programs to help youth mature into adults who contribute to society.

We also aim to further this vision by adding a food kitchen to provide daily meals for all in need.

We are driven to do our part in making the world a better place. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

In the future, we plan to have programs on job readiness, job training, temporary emergency shelter for the homeless, help people prepare for and recover from disasters and to help prevent and reduce chronic homelessness.

Are you ready to join us and create real transformation in the lives of so many?