Welcome to Grantmaking!


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: Up to $650

Accepting applications: Monday, August 15th

Deadline: Wednesday, October 5th at 5PM

Using a Tablet

Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) 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

Accepting applications: Monday, August 15th 

Deadline: Monday, September 26th 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 Summer or Fall 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

Accepting Applications: September 27, 2022

Deadline: October 31, 2022 at 5PM.

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.

Grant Amount: Up to $2,000

​Deadline: March 1 - October 7, 2022

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. 


Spring Deadline:  May 2, 2022 at 5 PM

Award Notification:  By the end of June 2022


Grant Amount Based Upon Grant Type

Fall Deadline:  September 6, 2022

Award Notification:  By mid-November 2022

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  

Accepting Applications: We are not currently accepting applications.  The next grant round will open in May 2023


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


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: TBA

Accepting applications:  Fall 2022


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

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: Not currently accepting applications. Next grant round will open in 
January 2023.