Dream Maker Fund, A Donor Advised Fund, uses their grant dollars to participate in "Our Town" a Consumers Energy initiative helping our restaurants and feeding those in need! Check out this MLIVE Story

A Churrasco is served at Ixcanul Guatemalan & Mexican Cuisine, 7851 Spring Arbor Road in Spring Arbor, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Ixcanul is one of ten Jackson-area restaurants that will make pre-packaged meals as part of the "Our Town" meal distribution program.J. Scott Park | MLive.com

Free meals from Jackson restaurants being passed out through new Consumers Energy program

Jackson community leaders have a new plan to address the coronavirus pandemic-related challenges of a sluggish restaurant industry and the rising risks of food insecurity – buy meals from local restaurants and pass them out for free.

Consumers Energy and the city of Jackson are partnering in the new meal distribution program through Consumers’ “Our Town” initiative that distributes meals made by Jackson restaurants to Jackson families.

If you would like to help, go to the DONATE tab on the menu bar above! Put "Our Town" in the description line. 

To learn more about starting your own Donor Advised Fund, Click Here!

In the news...

Jackson Leaders for Equity Sign CEO Pledge

Jackson, Mich., January 15, 2021 - As a united front, Jackson County organizations are taking a stand against discrimination and advocating against the inherent harm and counter productivity of institutionalized racism while fighting for its elimination. Soon after the protests in 2020, a group of leaders came together to form the Jackson Leaders for Equity group to discuss internal and external strategies for advancing equity within our organizations and our community. Since then, the group created a CEO pledge that states: READ MORE....

If you would like to join us and sign on to the CEO Pledge, a commitment to diversity, equity and belonging, email: Mindy.BradishOrta@cmsenergy.com

Available Grants:

YAC Youth Mental Health Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $3,000

Deadline:  February 22nd at 5PM

Eligibility:  The YAC is seeking grant proposals that will positively impact mental health for youth in Jackson County 



YAC Mini-Grant

Grant Amount: Up to $300

Deadline:  October - March

Grant Amount:  The YAC Mini-Grant program accepts K-12 student written grants for classroom projects. 



We are now accepting

scholarship applications

through Feb. 16th!

Community Needs Fund

What's so special about a gift to the  Community Needs Fund?


A LOT! First, we multiply your impact by impact by pooling together other gifts to meet Jackson County's emerging needs.  Speaking of emerging needs, an independent grant committee reviews applications to determine where Jackson County's need is the greatest.

Check out this brief video to learn more!

Tackling Systemic Racism Grant Round -RECAP

In September, the Jackson Community Foundation (JCF) launched a Tackling Systemic Racism grant round aimed at dismantling racist barriers embedded in our local policies and practices. 

Grant proposals focused on one of the following root causes: READ MORE...

Grant Recap & Recipients Click here

Jackson Community Foundation

100 S. Jackson Street, Suite 206B

Jackson, Michigan 49201

Ph: (517) 787-1321

email: jcf@jacksoncf.org

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