The idea of establishing JKF originated from a community of art and culture called Baloq Sade Community. To prepare candidates for tour guides, an English class was held which then spawned an idea to form the foundation so that the learning program can be run and be sustainable. On March 3, 2013, this commitment was agreed to by community volunteers Sasih Gunalan, Ahmad Junaidi, H Maskur, Sapardi and Mustapa Hambali.
This date is then regarded as the birthday of the foundation, although its own deed of establishment can only be made in 2015. In the early days of its activities, under it’s initial name of Baloq Sade Foundation, Jage Kastare Foundation received assistance in the form of guaranteed use of borrowed land, allowing various buildings to become informal classrooms.[ and study sites in the form of renovated warehouses into classrooms.] The founding volunteers sought funding and support from many parties who then donated funds and other support tools so that English learning activities could be run.
The early days were marked by the difficulty of obtaining sufficient funding due to the absence of a legal basis which is a condition of obtaining financial aid. Therefore, with a helping hand from Mrs. Joanna McRae, BSF was then able to get the deed of foundation from Kemenkumham and officially become the Foundation of Jage Kastare or Jage Kastare Foundation.