Welcome to JCF Grantmaking!

While we remain flexible in trying to address the needs of Jackson County, Michigan, we do not make grants to individuals (except scholarships); programs that advocate specific religions; services which are standard government or school obligations; nor do we do sponsor events.  Find your icons to determine which grants you may be eligible for.

Please note if you have not previously applied for a grant at JCF, you are required to call 517-787-1321 or email our Program Director, Dana Ashlock, for further direction prior to applying for a grant.

To see what grants you are eligible for, look for your icon under the list of grant  types:

-Classroom Teacher

-School District


Collective Impact Network


Church with



NonProfit Organization

Governmental Entity


"Boots on the Ground" 



List of grant types 

Collective Impact

Grant Amount: TBD

Deadline: September 30, 2020 or until all funds have been awarded, whichever comes first.


Communities in Action

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.

Deadline: This opportunity is available from February 12th until September 30, 2020 or until all funds have been awarded, whichever comes first.

Community Impact

A broad range of grants consistent with our "Grantmaking Guidelines" and "Community Investment Priorities." 

Grant Amount:  Up to $20,000

Letter of Intent Deadline:  August, date to be determined.

Community Spirit Mini-Grant

To support local governmental entities create a Jackson County that is livable and lovable with active residents, attractive public assets, great neighborhoods, and vibrant downtowns.

Grant Amount:  Up to $500

Deadline:  Anytime between February 1 - October 31, 2020 or until available funds have been awarded, whichever comes first.

Jackson Young Professionals

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

Grant Amount: TBD

Deadline:  Friday, October 9, 2020

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 7, 2020 - Not currently accepting applications

Woman on Window Sill

Youth Mental Health Grant

Youth mental health concerns are a significant issue for the youth of Jackson County, therefore, YAC will conduct a grant round focusing only on youth mental health projects. 

Grant Amount: Up to $3,000 

Deadline:  February 2020 - 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 1st through March 31st

Jackson Community Foundation

100 S. Jackson Street, Suite 206B

Jackson, Michigan 49201

Ph: (517) 787-1321

email: jcf@jacksoncf.org

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