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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

Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2024 at 5PM

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-February 2024

Deadline: April 8th at 5PM

Award Notification:  By early June 2024


Application Opens:  Mid-July 2024

Deadline: September 9th at 5PM

Award Notification:  By early November 2024

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 $500

Deadline: Summer-Fall Sport Programs: April 8th at 5PM

                  Winter-Spring Sport Programs: November 4th at 5PM


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


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.

​Deadline: Applications accepted from March 4th through September 30th, 2024 

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

Grant Opens: Opens March 11, 2024

Deadline: July 8th at 5PM


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: TBA


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:  TBA 

Using a Tablet

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: TBA

Deadline: TBA


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