Dear Friends,

In our continuing effort to ensure your health and safety by following CDC and County guidelines, JFK Foundation has implemented a vaccination policy.

Since early July, all current and new staff, and all program volunteers are required to provide proof of vaccination. If any cannot for medical reasons, they may participate remotely, by zoom and other virtual technology methods only. This policy applies to coming to our office or participating at any of our off-site events. Wearing a mask, taking temperature and following disinfecting guidelines is also required. We appreciate your cooperation and thank everyone for respecting these policies.

We continue to experience program growth and look forward to continuing our services and programs to the community in Home Visitation serving children and infants, and in Ophelia Project serving teens in our 3 school districts and providing exciting volunteer opportunities for community members.

JFK Foundation is proud to join the growing number of organizations in the Valley who promote 100% vaccination!!

Susan Francis

President and Chief Executive Officer


Please Note

Due to the current Delta variant outbreak, JFK Foundation offices remain temporarily closed, and all staff members are working remotely. JFK Foundation continues to be fully staffed and fully operational. Our preferred method of contact is via email, located on our “Contact” page. Please continue to visit our website for the latest updates.

On behalf of all of us at John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, I want to thank you for being a part of our community. JFK Foundation has an important role to play by continuing operations to best serve our families, children and teens of Coachella Valley. Now, more than ever, our community needs us.

And we need you!

Will you join us?

John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation Mission

“Dedicated to enhancing the physical, emotional and intellectual health and wellness of Coachella Valley children and families”

Ophelia Project Mission

“Empowering and encouraging young teens to increase their sense of self-worth and maximize their potential contribution to society”

Home Visitation Mission

“Serving families by providing parenting education, in-home safety assessment, goal setting and linkage to community resources”


Programs we provide

for the Community

Ophelia Project

A team-mentoring program for teen girls in 8th through 12th grade

Reach Out and Read

A language and literacy development program for children 6 months to 5 years

Home Visitation

Sign up for our FREE SafeCare
In-home parenting program, funded by First 5 Riverside!

Find Us

John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation

73555 San Gorgonio Way

Palm Desert, CA 92260