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Community Impact Program & Operational Support Grants
Community Gardening

The Jackson Community Foundations Grant Committee prioritizes funding for programs, services, and systems change initiatives that provide opportunities for learning, action, and advocacy aimed at advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in Jackson County.  This grant is funded by the Community Needs Endowment Fund along with a $20,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation. Consumers Energy Foundation shares in our commitment to programming that advances Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our community.


In this grant round, we are accepting program and operating grant applications.  Though they share the same deadline, each grant type has a separate application and budget form.  Applicants can only submit one application in this grant round.


Beginning in 2022, the JCF Grant Committee is pleased to operate under our new “Community Needs Endowment Fund Grantmaking Priority, Aims and Guidelines.”  Before applying, we strongly encourage all applicants to read through this document which can be found below in “Grant Information and Resources.”


Limit requests to $20,000 for programs benefitting the residents of Jackson County, Michigan.  Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, school districts, governmental entities (for programs, goods or services that are not funded through taxpayer dollars), and churches (for nonreligious purposes) are eligible to apply.



The Operational Support Grant was created to address the continuing and evolving operational needs of nonprofit organizations arising from or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Operational Grant Amounts:  


  • Nonprofits with an annual budget under $150,000 may apply for up to $5,000.

  • Nonprofits with an annual budget between $150,000 and $500,000 may apply for up to $10,000.

  • Nonprofits with an annual budget over $500,000 may apply for up to $15,000.


Link to Operational Support Grant Application


Link to Operation Support Grant Budget Form

Sample Operational Support Grant Application




Grant Information and Resources

Application Opens: Mid-July 2023

Deadline:  September 5, 2023 at 5PM

Award Notification:  By early November 2023


General Grant Application Documentation:

Whether requesting a Program Grant or Operational Support Grant, applicants need to upload:

  • Latest financial statement or audit.

  • Most recent monthly or quarterly financial statement.

  • Completed JCF Program or Operational Support Grant Budget. 


Contact Dana Ashlock, Program Director at 517-787-1321 or

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