About The Foundation

Josiephine Streater Threatt (JRST) Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit tax-exempt philanthropic organization founded in 2003 with the goal to provide scholarships to students from historically underrepresented populations who are facing financial challenges and who are close to completing their degree.

The JRST Foundation achieves this through support from donors, philanthropists, and corporate sponsors by providing “close the gap” support, which is tax deductible, ranging from as little as $250 to $5,000. These funds have aided in:

  • Helping students to pay for tuition, fees, and other educational expenses.
  • Providing financial assistance to students who are facing unexpected financial challenges, such as the loss of a job or a medical emergency.
  • Supporting students who are working to overcome academic challenges.
  • Providing counseling and support services to students who are struggling emotionally or mentally.
  • Connecting students with mentors and networking opportunities.

Since its inception, the JRST Foundation has awarded over nearly a quarter of $1 million in scholarships to students from historically underrepresented populations. These scholarships have helped to ensure that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to pursue their education and achieve their dreams.

The JRST Foundation is a valuable resource for students who are facing financial challenges. By providing close the gap support, the foundation is helping to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed.

Josiephine Randolph Streater Threatt was born October 2, 1903 in Hurstboro, Alabama to Reverend Robert and Sister Mattie Jordan Randolph. She was educated at Russell County High School. She departed this life on Thursday, March 4, 1993 and at the time of her demise, she was a widow. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal “Savior” during the year 1919 at the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hurstboro, Alabama. After moving to Jacksonville, Florida in 1942, she united with the Jerusalem Baptist Church (Southside) under the leadership of the late Reverend Cooper. Upon relocating to the Westside of Jacksonville, she moved her membership to the Ephesians Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. W. L. Bell and served well for forty-five years. She was a Sunday School Teacher, President of the Deaconess Board, Trustee, Church Clerk and the Mother of the church. She was also District President of the Gateway Baptist Association and Missionary Society of the State Convention. Love, truth, dedication, devotion and humility will prevail in the minds and hearts of those who knew and loved her humble spirit. Her memory will forever live on through the lives of her family.