Jump$tart State Activities

While Jump$tart Coalition was founded as a national coalition, the need to collaborate and communicate on financial literacy issues at the state level quickly became apparent.  Some of the earliest state coalitions were formed from existing organizations or cooperative efforts; others were formed when state and local entities contacted the Jump$tart Coalition to ask for assistance in getting started. 

Today, Jump$tart’s state coalition network consists of 51 affiliated state organizations and most of them operate as “grassroots” volunteer efforts—without permanent staff or facilities.  These state coalitions are independent nonprofit organizations, each with its own board and bylaws, connected to the national Jump$tart Coalition through an affiliation agreement.  Many of them are tax-exempt through national Jump$tart’s group exemption. 

Most of Jump$tart’s affiliated state coalitions use the Jump$tart name and brand, but a few do not.  A few have extended their reach beyond the student demographic.  Each carries out its mission through a unique mix of activities and initiatives.

Find a Local Jump$tart

To learn more about the Jump$tart affiliate in your state, you can access their individual websites or web pages through our State Coalition map. 

State Coalition of the Year Award

The State Coalition of the Year Award recognizes the sound structure and management of the state coalition; its effectiveness and innovation in reaching, supporting, and assisting teachers; its public awareness activities; its support for the national coalition’s initiatives; and the level of participation and collaboration within the coalition itself.  See our State Coalition of the Year Award page for past winners.