2018  Collective
Impact Grants

Application & 

Supporting Documents:

Contact Dana Ashlock, Program Director at 517-787-1321 or dashlock@jacksoncf.org

Collective Impact Networks

​JACKSON COUNTY CRADLE TO CAREER NETWORK - Connecting Education and Employment


In 2011 the Jackson Community Foundation served as a convener of 5 different education-related community workgroups to implement the Collective Impact model and work with the Michigan College Access Network to implement a Local College Access Network. Today, the Foundation serves as the fiduciary of the Jackson County Cradle to Career Network (C2C), a dynamic, community partnership of diverse stakeholders committed to working together, one vision, common values and making a serious impact on our children's education and our county's economy.

C2C is taking on the challenge of preparing our children for the new global economy. With a common mission and core values, the C2C will be a unifying force in building a workforce ready for success...ready for the world!

NONPROFIT NETWORK – Strengthening Nonprofit Governance & Management 


The mission of the Nonprofit Network is to strengthen nonprofit governance and management in Jackson County. The Nonprofit Network began as a direct result of the Jackson Community Foundation’s responsiveness to the expressed needs and desires of Jackson’s nonprofits.  

Today it is a growing and thriving nonprofit organization serving not just Jackson County nonprofits, but nonprofits across the region.Since Nonprofit Network opened its doors in 1999, it has acted as a community collaborator and point of coordination for gathering and disseminating information pertinent to nonprofits. The Nonprofit Network further assists the nonprofit community through providing specialized management and governance development services including workshops, organizational assessments, consulting, and board member recruitment, matching and training.

THE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT ORGANIZATION (HIO) - Rethinking Health for Our Community


We envision a culture of continuous health improvement in our community. The Health Improvement Organization (HIO) was founded by Allegiance Health in 2000 to improve the health status of the

community through a compact among patients, physicians, employers, the health system and the health plan.  The Jackson Community Foundation has been a partner, serving on the HIO Coordinating Council and working collaboratively to support the network’s efforts.


In 2006, the Health Improvement Organization adopted a new governance structure, vision and principles based on a year-long re-visioning process.  This led to the creation of our HIO Coordinating Council. 

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Jackson Community Foundation

100 S. Jackson Street, Suite 206B

Jackson, Michigan 49201

Ph: (517) 787-1321

email: jcf@jacksoncf.org

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