The Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music is a 501(c)(3) organization created by Jam Master Jay's wife, Terri Corley-Mizell and some of Jay's closest friends. The foundation operates under the simple premise that regardless of socio-economic status, every child deserves equal access to the arts. The Foundation supports the idea that social Justice, Arts and Music (J.A.M.) education should be in every school, in every region of the country, giving children the opportunity to expand their world-view through artistic expression.
The Foundation directors include Terri Corley-Mizell, TJ Mizell, DMC, Russell Simmons,
Lyor Cohen, Erik Blamoville, Jesse Itzler, Stephen Nitkin, Rob Pricipe, Constance Schwartz, Cathy Symeonidis, Ivan Taback, David Weisswasser, Clayton Barmore, and Kaves.