Community Needs Grant Awards

2016 Round 1 - Community Grant Awards Under $5,000 (Organization, Program and Amount Awarded)


All American City of Youth, Technical Assistance - $144.00


AWARE, Inc., Data Collection Software - $14,000.00


Community Action Agency, Baby Bench Cards - $2,625.00 from the Kellogg Foundation Youth Advisory Committee Endowment Fund


Family Service & Children's Aid, Juvenile Diversion and Truancy Prevention Program - $6,500.00


Friends of Recovery Court, Start-Up for Friends of Recovery - $15,000.00


Grand River Environmental Action Team (GREAT), Equipment Storage Building Construction - $10,000.00


Great Start Collaborative, Imagination Library of Jackson County - $10,000.00


Jackson Friendly Home, JFH Asbestos Abatement Project - $5,000.00


Jackson Housing Commission, Youth Leadership Council - $2,200.00


Lily Missions Center, Arts & Culture Project - $3,750.00.  In addition, $1,250.00 from Kellogg Foundation Youth Advisory Committee Endowment Fund


Michigan Shakespeare Festival, The Killer Angels - $2,800.00


Michigan Theatre of Jackson, Jackson Youth Performance Program - $2,000.00.  In addition, $2,000.00 from the Kellogg Foundation Youth Advisory Committee Endowment Fund


Middle School at Parkside, Books for Brilliance - $2,000.00 from the Kellogg Foundation Youth Advisory Committee Endowment Fund


Region 2 Area Agency on Aging, Community Educational Program Coordinator - $5,000.00


Southeastern Dispute Resolution Services, 4th Street Learning Center Restorative Justice Workshop - $8,000.00


Student Advocacy Center of Michigan, Early Truancy Intervention Program - $16,500.00.  In addition, $3,000.00 from the Kellogg Foundation Youth Advisory Committee Endowment Fund


United Center for Caring, Jackson Projects Community Table - $3,000.00



2015 Round 1 - Community Grant Awards Under $5,000 (Organization, Program and Amount Awarded)
Cascades Humane Society, Paw Playground Improvement at Cascades Humane Society  -  $1,220.00 
Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County,  After School Backpack Program  -  $1,720.00
Grass Lake Charter Township, Grass Lake Senior Center Chair Exercise Equipment  -  $1,720.00 
Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity, A Brush with Kindness Event - Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative - $2,220.00
Jackson Personal Care Ministry, Gap Ministry Support - $1,720.00 
Jackson Schools of the Arts, It StARTS Here: Outreach -  $2,220.00 
Jackson Storyfest, Jackson Storyfest 2015 - $2,220.00
Rise Above, Year #1 - $1,720.00 
Student Advocacy Center of Michigan      
Youth Voice - T.A. Wilson Academy, $2,220.00 

2015 Round 2 - Community Grant Awards Over $5,000 (Organization, Program and Amound Awarded)
Alzheimer's Association, Jackson Early Stage Social Engagement Start-Up - $6,000.00
AWARE, Inc., Trauma Counseling - $17,465.00
Community Action Agency, Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World - $5,000.00
Concord School Linked Health Center, Start-Up - $5,000.00
Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History, Karen Dunigan Community HeART Project - $895.61.  In addition, $1,104.39 from the Arts & Cultural Endowment Fund.
Family Service & Children's Aid, Protecting Vulnerable Adults - $8,000.00
Felician Children's Center Scholarships for Childre, in the Drop-Off Care Classroom - $5,000.00 
First United Methodist Church Community Food Ministry - $5,000.00
Imagine Planet, Start-Up - $2,100.00 
Jackson County Parks & Recreation, Sparks Park/Inter-City Trail Connector - $24,989.42.  In addition, $2,475.58 from the Dorothy Johnson Blakely Endowment Fund
Jackson Makerspace, Facilities LED Lighting & Security Update  -  $500.00
Jackson School of the Arts, Room to Grow - $5,000.00
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge    Reality Fair "Making it Real" - 8,893.60.  In addition,  $543.40 from the Jackson County Promise to Youth Endowment Fund 
Lumen Christi Catholic School - Human Performance Lab - $3,000.00 
Nonprofit Network, Improve Relationships between Law Enforcement & Citizens, $3,694.09.  In addition, $3,082.91 from the African American Community Endowment Fund 
Rise Above, Looking Forward, $10,000.00 
Student Advocacy Center, Early Truancy Intervention, $4,000.00 
United Methodist Retirement Communities, Thome PACE - Rec Therapy Program, $5,000.00 

2015 “Love Your Community” Minigrants - $500 unless otherwise stated (Organization, Program and Amount Awarded) 
Concord Community Schools, Concord Village & Township, Downtown Beautification, $500.00 
Disabled American Veterans, William Sparks Chapter #10, DAV Hall Rehab, $500.00 
Imagine Planet, Imagine Planet Summer Science Programs, $500.00 
Center for Women, Fatherhood Program, $500.00 
Western Youth League, Bringing Baseball Back to Parma, $500.00 
Fitness Council of Jackson, Free Fitness Fridays, $500.00 
Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale Counties, Provide Help and Create Hope, $500.00 
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging , Table-Top Gardens, $500.00 
Jackson County Health Department, Bloom with Us at Loomis, $500.00 
Together We Can Make a Difference, Community Flowers/Vegetable Garden, $500.00


2014 Round 1 - Community Grant Awards Under $5,000
Together We Can Make A Difference,The Big Seed Community Garden Fair & Community Gardens, $4,825.00
Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity, Building Self-Sufficient Homeowners and Productive Volunteers, $1,000.00
Arts and Cultural Alliance, of Jackson County Advancing Jackson 2020: Arts, Culture and Recreation, $2,000.00
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge, Inc., JA "Drives Career Success", $3,683.69
Nonprofit Network, "Bridges Out of Poverty" Training, $3,897.00
Enterprise Group Community Ventures Corporation, Girl M-Powered, $4,250.00

2014 Round 2 - Community Grants Awards Over $5,000
A.R.E. Inc. of Jackson, Bed-Bug Reduction and Elimination, Among People with Mental Illness, $5,000.00
AWARE, Inc., Sexual Assault Comprehensive Services, $15,000.00
Community Action Agency, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin' By World, $7,000.00
Family Service and Children's Aid, Juvenile Diversion Truancy Enhancement, $8,000.00
Jackson County 
Parks & Recreation, Cascades Renovation, Phase 1, $25,000.00
Jackson Friendly Home, Healthy Senior Women Living in a Safe & Supportive Care Home Environment, $15,000.00
John George Home, Building Renovations, $10,000.00 
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge, JA "Personal Finance",  $5,000.00 
Legal Services of South Central Michigan, Homeless Prevention - Mediation / Eviction Diversion Program, $16,000.00 
Nonprofit Network, Accessible, Quick, Low Cost, Quality Professional Development, $5,000.00 
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging, Assistive Technology Program, $8,000.00 
Southeastern Dispute Resolution Services, Special Education Facilitation & Mediation Promotion, $4,000.00 


2014 Round 3 - Community Grant Awards Under $5,000      
Amen 4 Youth, Lyrical Education Alternative Literacy Project, $2,340.00
College and Career Access Center, Incentives Increase Awareness, $3,233.20
Dahlem Conservancy Maintain the Dahlem Environment through Regular, Planned Controlled Burns,  $4,676.80 
Fitness Council of Jackson, Website Development and Content Collaboration, $1,500.00
Grass Lake Charter Township, Grass Lake Sports and Trails Park Playstructure, $4,250.00
Jackson County Health Department, Toy Talker Playgroups, $2,500.00
Save Our Youth, After School Programs, $1,500.00

2014 “Love Your Community” Minigrants - $500 Awards unless otherwise stated
Boy Scouts of America Southern Shores Field Service Council, Spring Meadows Retirement Village Memorial Labyrinth, $500
Center for Women, Learn and Earn, $500.00
City of Jackson, Parks, Recreation & Grounds, Little Free City Libraries, $500.00
Clark Lake Spirit Trail, Continued Improvement, $500.00
Columbia Baseball Softball Association, Concession Stand Rehab, $500.00
Eagle Scout Project, Landscaping the Coe House Museum, $500.00
Hanover-Horton Middle School, Blooming Comets - Gardens at Hanover-Horton, $500.00
Honey Bee Rescue of Jackson, Honey Bee Rescue 2014, $500.00
Paragon Charter Academy, Salmon Run, $500.00
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging, Flowers for Seniors, $500.00

2013 Round 1 - Community Grant Awards under $5,000      
Allegiance Health Foundation, Halo Sleep Sacks for In-Hospital Use, $2,500.00
Food Bank of South, Central Michigan, Hunger in America 2014, $1,500.00
Highfields, CareFULL Camp Project, $4,589.00
Jackson County Intermediate School District, Middle School Challenge Project, $2,500.00
The Dahlem Conservancy, Nature for All Trail, $4,500.00
United Way of Jackson County, Central Michigan 2-1-1, Serving Jackson County, $2,000.00

2013 Round 2 - Community Grant Awards Over $5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Michigan Center's Energizing Education, Start-Up Program for 2013/14, $8,000.00 
Catholic Charities of Jackson, Jackson County Child Advocacy Center, 

Family Service and Children's Aid, Protecting Our Vulnerable Adults - FSCA's Adult Guardianship Program, $10,000.00 
Fitness Council of Jackson, Active Living Youth, $5,000.00 
House of New Beginnings, Safe Place Outreach, $5,000.00 
Jackson County, Intermediate School District Imagination Library-Early Literacy Enhancement (Great Start Collaborative), $3,000.00 
Jackson School of the Arts, Start-Up Children's Theater Program, $7,950.00 
Legal Services  of South Central Michigan, Homeless Prevention-Mediation Pilot Project/Eviction Diversion Program, $12,033.19 
LifeWays, Mental Health First Aid, $8,000.00 
Nonprofit Network, Moving Nonprofits Forward-Building Diverse and Inclusive Organizations, $7,780.00 
Spring Arbor University, Lights, Camera, Chemical Reactions! $5,500.00
The Shop Rat Foundation, Inc.,The Shop Rat Education Program: Innovative Solutions Project, $5,000.00 
United Way of Jackson County fiduciary for SE Dispute Resolution Services, Suspension and Expulsion Reduction Project, $7,500.00 
United Way of Jackson County, Energizing Education, $13,000.00


Round 3 - Community Grant Awards Under $5,000
Allegiance Health Foundation, hinkFirst Jackson for Kids and Teens, $1,000.00
Community Action Agency, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) , 

Equestrian Outreach Center, Small Barn Project, $4,400.00
Marriage Matters Jackson, 
Marriage Restoration Workshops, $4,000.00
Michigan Shakespeare Festival, MSF Educational Outreach Programs in Jackson County, 
YMCA  Pedaling for Parkinson's Program, $2,350.00

2013 “Love Your Community” Minigrants, $500 unless otherwise noted
Center for Women, Learn & Earn, $500.00
City of Jackson Parks & Recreation, Lions Park Swing Set Rehab, $500.00
Columbia Middle School, Pay It Forward Fridays, $500.00
Compassionate Ministries of Jackson County, Lyle Torrent and Kit Young Center's Prom, $500.00
Fitness Council of Jackson (Armory Bike Union), Mobile Bike Lab, $500.00
Hanover-Horton Middle School, Blooming Comets, $500.00, (for Jackson Victory Gardens) The Water Project, $500.00
Jackson Public Schools, Soccer Complex, $500.00
Napoleon Summer, Baseball League Eby Elementary, Baseball Field Improvements, $500.00
Parma Elementary, Leader in Me, $500.00


Jackson Community Foundation

100 S. Jackson Street, Suite 206B

Jackson, Michigan 49201

Ph: (517) 787-1321


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