With philanthropy as a cornerstone of Jim Moran's personal and business philosophy, Jim wanted to provide for a continuation of his giving back to the community into perpetuity. After many years of discussing the concept of a Foundation, in 2000, it began to take shape. Working with JM Family and a group of advisors, the groundwork for The Jim Moran Foundation and its funding began.
During the initial Board retreat, the Founding Board members had the opportunity to discuss with Jim Moran the reasoning behind his decision to create The Foundation and his philanthropic philosophies. With this insight, the following Mission Statement was developed and subsequently adopted by the Board of Directors:
The mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community.