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Welcome to Grantmaking!

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Youth Impact Grant

YAC will be accepting grant applications for youth related programs and projects.

Eligibility:   501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, school districts, churches and units of government impacting youth in Jackson County, Michigan

Grant Amount: Up to $3,000

Upcoming Grant Round: Opens Monday, August 7, 2023

Deadline: Monday, September 25, 2023 at 5PM


Kid with Basketball

So All Youth Can Play Sports

To support youth (up to age 18) of Jackson County, Michigan in their active participation in sports, whether organized by schools, youth leagues, or local nonprofits.  These grants are intended to help youth to participate in sports who may not otherwise be able to afford to play.

Grant Amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline: Monday, November 6th at 5 p.m.


I Love My Community Grant

Does your nonprofit organization have a great idea?  If so, the "I Love My Community Endowment Fund" wants to hear all about it! 

Grant Amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline:  Monday, November 6th at 5 p.m. 


Community-Building Events

The Jackson Community Foundation (JCF) focuses a small amount of grantmaking dollars each year to support local community-building events that also align with our Mission, Vision, Values, and our Community Needs Endowment Fund Grantmaking Priority, Aims, and Guidelines.

Grant Amount:  Typically between $200 - $500

Deadline: Throughout the calendar year 

Eligibility and Application

Classroom Lecture

YAC Mini-Grant

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

Grant Amount: Up to $300

Deadline: October 1st - March 31st

Community Gardening

Community Impact:

Program & Operational Support Grants

The Jackson Community Foundation is awarding Operational Support and Program grants to cover the short-term operating needs of 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and the programmatic expenses of 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, school districts, and governmental entities serving Jackson County. 



Application Opens: Mid-July 2023

Deadline:  September 5, 2023 at 5PM

Award Notification:  By early November 2023


Application Opens:  December 14, 2022

Deadline: January 17, 2023 at 5PM

Award Notification:  By early March 2023


Jackson Young Professionals

Grants designed to improve the quality of life for Jackson County residents. 

Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations serving Jackson County, Michigan

Grant Amount: $700

Deadline: Not currently accepting applications

Teacher and Young Student

Teachers Fund

The Teachers Fund is dedicated to rewarding creative and innovative K-12 classroom educational projects.

Grant Amount:  Up to $3,000

Deadline: Not currently accepting applications


Communities in Action

Purpose:  To support the determination and passion of Jackson County’s grassroots, “boots on the ground,” community-based organizations, neighborhood groups, etc. that help residents actively join together to improve their city block, neighborhood, or community.

Eligibility:  Grassroots, community-based organizations, or neighborhood groups that meet several criteria.

Grant Amount: Up to $2,000

​Deadline: March 20, 2023 - October 16, 2023

Psychologist Session

YAC Youth Mental Health Grant

Eligible Applicants:  501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, school districts, churches and units of government impacting youth mental health in Jackson County, Michigan

Grant Amount: Up to $3,000

Upcoming Grant Round: Application opens Thursday, December 14, 2023.

Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2024 at 5PM


Tackling Systemic Racism

We are accepting grant proposals from any nonprofit organization, community/grassroots organization, coalition, governmental entity, church, school … really any organization seeking funds to dismantle systemic racism in Jackson County, Michigan.

Grant Amount: TBA

Deadline: Not currently accepting applications.

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