2019 Annual Report
Dear Friend of the Foundation,
Many of us are ready for the close of 2020 but we would be remiss to not reflect on how our community, including individuals, nonprofits, governmental agencies, for profit companies, and community leaders came together to provide vital assistance to our County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the Foundation’s ability to be responsive, adaptable, and flexible, we were able to make a tremendous impact when our County needed it the most!
Here are a few examples of how JCF was able to address our community’s most pressing needs as they evolved: The Community Needs Fund held a special grant round for nonprofits that we had previously funded in order to meet their short-term operating expenses. Twenty organizations received $114,000 in assistance! We are committed to helping these organizations in their efforts to provide vital services to our Jackson County during a time they too were adversely affected.
Thanks to the flexibility of our Donor Advised Funds, The Dream Maker Fund was able to pivot their spendable funds to provide a lifeline to small businesses in Jackson County. With the help of the Enterprise Group of Jackson (we love to collaborate!) we were able to quickly review 787 requests for assistance. In a matter of two weeks, 297 grants totaling over $1 million dollars had been dispersed. Furthermore, these grants positively impacted approximately 2,000 Jackson area employees!
We also joined forces with many other community organizations and individuals to provide relief to our County’s most vulnerable citizens through the Jackson COVID-19 Action Network (JCAN) and the establishment of the COVID-19 Response Fund. To date, $357,000 has been raised to meet local demand for food, shelter and basic needs.
Without YOU, we would not have been able to make such a significant impact in our community. Thank you for your support and we look forward to continuing our vision in 2021:“A Thriving Community Where ALL People have the Opportunity to Reach their Fullest Potential.”
With a Thankful Heart, Monica Moser, President & CEO
The Jackson Community Foundation is fully accountable to the donors and citizens of this community. The accounting policies of the Foundation conform to generally accepted accounting principles as applicable to nonprofit organizations. An independent audit is conducted annually, currently conducted by Yeo & Yeo, PLLC. An unqualified opinion of the Jackson Community Foundation was issued for 2018-2019.
2020 Scholarships Recipients
Our Scholarships make a BIG impact! $32,000 in Legacy Scholarships were awarded to 32 Jackson County Students. $105,000 in Competitive Scholarships were awarded to 65 students! The average award was $1,200. In addition, the Myer & Lois Franklin Scholarship that we administer awarded a total of $281,000 in scholarships to 171 students! CLICK for more!
Click here for a quick snapshot of 2019!