Welcome to JCF Grantmaking!

For 2020, our Grant Committee and Board of Trustees decided to utilize our funding differently.  Therefore, we do not plan to have our regular Communities in Action, Community Spirit, Community Impact, or Collective Impact grant rounds.  We hope to return to our regular schedule next year.


Grant opportunities still available are:


  • COVID-19 Response Fund

  • Teachers’ Fund

  • YAC Minigrants

  • Jackson Young Professionals

  • Officer James D. Bonneau Child Advocacy Fund

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.

COVID-19 Response Fund Grant for Human Services and Operating expenses: Application

Jackson Young Professionals

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

Grant Amount: Up to $650

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

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 1st - 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: October 9th at 5 PM

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:  October 9, 2020 at 5 PM

Notification:  By the end of October 2020

Tackling Sytemic Racism Grant

Deadline:  By 5 PM on Monday, October 19, 2020


Grant Amount:  We are not limiting the amount an applicant can request, however, we intend to invest in multiple strategies.  The total amount available in this grant round is $83,000.00.


Eligible to Apply:  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

Jackson Community Foundation

100 S. Jackson Street, Suite 206B

Jackson, Michigan 49201

Ph: (517) 787-1321

email: jcf@jacksoncf.org

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