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Tackling Systemic Racism Grant Round

The Jackson Community Foundation, in partnership with the Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s Health Improvement Organization, is announcing a Racial Equity Grant Round.  This grant application will support systemic change in Jackson County, Michigan.  Our goal is to focus on the root causes of racism.  We seek to permanently dismantle the racist barriers that are embedded in our local policies and more



  • The deadline was October 19.

  • The total amount we have available to award is roughly $90,000.00. 

  • There wasn’t a limit on how much applicants could request, however, we plan on supporting multiple strategies.

  • Nonprofit organizations, community/grassroots groups, coalitions, governmental entities, churches, schools could apply.

  • We received 18 grant proposals requesting a total of $341,024.00.

  • Community input will help the Grants Committee prioritize the requests.

  • The JCF Board of Trustees make the final approval based on the recommendation from the Grants Committee.   

  • Grant award announcements will be made by the end of November 2020.

Provide your input by Monday, November 9th at 11:59 PM!

Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective!  We believe community input is essential in "Tackling Systemic Racism!" This questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

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Contact Dana Ashlock, Program Director, at 517-787-1321 or email

Jackson Community Foundation

100 S. Jackson Street, Suite 206B

Jackson, Michigan 49201

Ph: (517) 787-1321


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