Jackson County, Michigan

since 1948



Love Your Community Minigrant Contest

This grant round allows the community to help select the top 10 proposals by voting on our Facebook page.  Applicants need to submit a 300-character description of their project that demonstrates their love for the Jackson community.  Each of top 10 proposals will receive a $500 minigrant. 

        Application Deadline:  Monday, April 20th  at 5:00

        Community Voting:  Monday, May 4th 12:00 PM - Friday, May 15th 12:00 PM

        Award Announcement:  Friday, May 22th  

        Click Here: for Application 

Job Postings

Finance and Human Resource Coordinator  The Jackson Community Foundation is seeking an employee to serve as its Finance & Human Resource Coordinator on a full-time basis.  The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for leading, managing and implementing the office management functions of the Foundation in support of JCF’s Finance Director.  The functions include the overall management of the office related to staffing, basic bookkeeping processes, donor acknowledgements and customer service. Click here for full job description


Development Director - The Jackson Community Foundation is seeking a new team member to serve as its Development Director on a full-time basis.  The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for leading, managing and implementing the development functions of the Foundation in support of JCF’s President & CEO.  Click here for full job description

Coffee with Monica

Join CEO Monica Moser on April 26th  from 8:00 -9:00 AM for our next informational session.  April's topic will be our new Individually Managed Funds Policy!  

What's your story?

The Foundation is always interested in hearing your story! Tell us about how we helped you or your organization.  You never know, your story could inspire someone to "Pay it Forward".  Email jcf@jacksoncf.org today!

The Teachers Fund Grants

Dedicated to rewarding creative and innovative programs in the classroom! 


Applications due by July 7th at 5:00 PM.  Click Here  for full details! 


Stengthening and Building our Community!

JCF Awards $6,000 to the Fitness Council!

As the United States continues to struggle with childhood obesity, the Fitness Council of Jackson instituted a program in 2014 to help address this growing concern. The Quest program, a 10 week after-school program which included two 5K runs, and, educated youth on active living and life-long physical activity programs. 235 students participated in the program!



$500 bi-monthy Grant Contest!

Watch for our next $500 Grant Contest on February 11th which focuses on Environmental Quality!


We are featuring one of our Community Investment Priority (CIP) areas bi-monthly.  On that day, you have 24 hours to email jcf@jacksoncf.org with the name of your favorite nonprofit, school or governmental entity that does work in that CIP area and the name of the program.  A winner will be chosen by random drawing, one entry per organization!  For the Grant Contest today, PROJECTs submitted will only get ONE ENTRY in to the drawing!!!! Please do not have your organization enter the same project more than once. Thank you!!!

  • August 13th Strong Individuals & Families:  Promoting Stability & Independence - Personal Care Ministry
  • October 23rd Education:  Promoting Educational Readiness & Success - Winner Parnall Elementary Kindergarten Program
  • December 10th Healthy People:  Partnering to Improve Community & Personal Responsibility in Our Health - Winner Health Improvement Organization (HIO) 
  • February 11th Environmental Quality:  Preserving & Enhancing Our Natural Resources for the Benefit of All - Winner Fitness Council of Jackson Smart Commute Program 
  • April 8th Economic Prosperity:  Developing Resources that Allow Our Community to Thrive
  • June 10th Art, Culture & Recreation:  Building a Spirit of Community
  • Click Here to learn more about our Community Investment Priorities     


Jackson Community Foundation

One Jackson Square, Suite 308

                               Jackson, Michigan 49201 


  Phone: 517-787-1321 - Fax: 517-787-4333 - Email jcf@jacksoncf.org 

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