Jackson Young Professionals Endowment Fund Grants

The fund was created with collaborative grants from the Consumers Energy Endowment Fund, the Asset Map Special Project Fund and the President’s Discretionary Fund, all component funds of the Foundation. 


The Jackson Young Professionals grew out of the Anchor Initiative, a program that supports living, buying and innovating in downtown Jackson.  The group was established to promote social & career development as well as encourage community outreach and volunteerism. 

Jackson Young Professionals

The Jackson Young Professionals are a group of dedicated young professionals living and/or working in Jackson, Michigan.  JxnYP seeks to establish, promote and encourage social and career development opportunities in the Jackson community, overall making Jackson a great place to live, work and play.  JxnYP is seeking grant proposals that will improve the quality of life for Jackson County residents.  


Eligible Applicants:  Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations serving Jackson County, Michigan

Grant Amounts: Up to $650

Deadline:  By 5 PM on Monday, October 5, 2022.

Notification:  All applicants will be emailed by Monday, October 10 whether or not they have been selected as one of the three finalists.

Presentation:  Three finalists will be required to make a short presentation at the JxnYP’s monthly, large group meeting in Jackson on Thursday, October 20 at 6 PM.

Check Presentation:  The grant check will be presented at JxnYP's large group meeting on Thursday, November 17 at 6 PM.



  • 2021 Birth Brite - Foster Closet $650

  • 2020 My Place Jackson - MyPlace Jackson $650.00

  • 2019 Dahlem Conservancy - Winter Snowshoe Adventures $650.00

  • 2018 Together We Can Make A Difference - Laundry Angels $650.00

  • 2017 R. W. Kidder Middle School - Kidder's Community Closet $750.00

  • 2016 Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity - 2017 Brush With Kindness - Community Beautification $750.00

  • 2015 Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan - Donor Advised grant $750.00

For more information , please contact Dana Ashlock, Program Director, at 517-787-1321 or email dashlock@jacksoncf.org