Jackson County, Michigan

since 1948

$945,098.14 Granted in 2014!!!


Here is one of the many great organizations that received grants from the Foundation!  In 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson County (BBBSJC) received a $9,610 grant from the Unrestricted Community Needs fund to support Michigan Center's Energizing Education Start Up Program and to expand the Classroom to Classroom Program that pairs student mentors with at-risk youth in 2014.


Here is an excerpt from BBBSJC's final grant report:

"John" began reading with two literacy mentors to give him that extra boost to achieve grade level literacy by the end of second grade, which he did!  John was Matched with a Big Brother as well.  In just the last few months, John’s class work has become more consistent, his attitude towards school, and his considerations of what he will do after graduating school have changed! 

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!

2013-2014 Annual Report

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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