Welcome to JCF Grantmaking!


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 15, 2021

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: July 7th at 5PM

Community Gardening

Community Impact Grants

The Jackson Community Foundation, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, is awarding Operating & 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. We anticipate awarding a total $142,000 in this grant round.

Grant Amount: Between $5,000 - $20,000 depending on application type 

Deadline: May 10th at 5PM


Jackson Young Professionals

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

Grant Amount: Up to $650

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

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 - March 31st, not currently accepting applications


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!  Two Jackson County nonprofit organizations will receive $500.00 mini grants to help put their ideas into motion. 


Grant Amount: $500

Deadline:  Not currently accepting applications

Notification:  Not currently accepting applications


Officer James D. Bonneau Child Advocacy Fund

Eligible Applicants:  501(c)3 nonprofits, educational institutions, governmental entities, and church programs open to the community


Grant Amount: Up to $750

Deadline: Not currently accepting applications