Grant Details

Community Foundation of Jackson County

Lori Loch
  • Youth Development, Youth Programs
  • Arts, Culture and Humanities including Library, Museum and Historical Society Grants
  • Education
  • Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification
  • Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
  • Housing, Shelter
  • Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
  • Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
  • Community Improvement, Capacity Building
  • Iowa
  • Jackson
Maximum Grant Amount
not specified
September 30, 2024

The Community Foundation of Jackson County (managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque) will begin accepting applications to the annual grant cycle on September 2.

Grants are awarded in the following priority areas:

Community Development: Programs that address community and neighborhood development, both social and economic.
  • Encourage community responsibility for solving community problems
  • Develop leadership opportunities for youth, minorities and the economically disadvantaged
  • Benefit the community’s low- and moderate-income population
  • Ensure equal-opportunity in housing, services, and economic opportunity

Diversity - Programs that bring tolerance, inclusion, and value to people of all backgrounds regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age or physical challenges.
  • Teaching tolerance to youth: Fostering a generation free of bias and intolerance
  • Alleviating discrimination: Encouraging communities to be free of prejudice

Education - Encompass community education projects that serve all age groups and segments of our population.
  • Increase literacy and basic skills development
  • Develop efforts that address the needs of students who are most at-risk for dropping out of school or not enrolled
  • Provide creative approaches to improvement of our educational system.

Our Environment - Programs that address our natural resources and environment
  • Enhance awareness of regional environmental issues
  • Encourage responsible stewardship and conservation of our natural resources

Health & Human Services - Encompasses social service projects that benefit the underserved segments of our community. (For example, issues of homelessness, health care, hunger, poverty, and the elderly.)
  • Empower the underserved to seek solutions and promote self-sufficiency
  • Programs that focus on long-term approaches to issues

Children, Youth, Families and Senior Citizens - Programs that enhance the quality of life for children and youth through opportunities to enhance their intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development.
  • Support models that encourage an alliance of shared responsibility and coordination of resources
  • Enhance life options of youth through such means as improved basic skills and
  • Support efforts to enhance parental understanding of strategies they can use to improve the educational attainment of their children.

Arts and Culture, including Historic Preservation - Programs that increase access to and awareness of arts and culture.
  • Encourage participation and awareness in the arts and culture among underserved populations
  • Increase public exposure to and appreciation of different ethnic and cultural art forms.
  • Support efforts that encourage life-long learning experiences.
  • Support efforts to preserve the history of Jackson County

Wellness Projects - Programs that promote health, wellness education and disease prevention
  • Address the particular health needs of traditionally underserved populations
  • Encourage solutions for long-term improvement in healthy behaviors
  • Increase the priority for physical health and emotional well-being

To be eligible for funding, an organization/program must:
  • Provide services within Jackson County
  • Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, public institutions, and/or organizations without nonprofit status partnering with a fiscal sponsor organization
  • Organizations must operate in a manner that no applicable anti-discrimination laws are violated

Note from your Grant Gopher team: The application link might default to a different selection due to the way their website is set up. To locate the application information, use the "Filter Grants by Community" function and choose Jackson County. You will find the guidelines under the selection "Community Foundation of Jackson County Grants".

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 6/9/2024

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