Jefferson County Community Foundation


In honor of our 10th Anniversary, JCCF has awarded $10,000 in professional development grants for nonprofit leaders in Jefferson County. The following nonprofit organizations received their awards on May 18, 2015:

Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County to offset expenses of 3-month paid sabbatical for Executive Director Jamie Maciejewski. $2,500

Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Professional Development for Sara Zablocki-Axling, Development Director
Indiana University School of Philanthropy – Principles and Techniques of Fundraising; 5 Webinars through Grant Space, and Philanthropy Northwest Local Matters 2015 Gathering. $2,500

Horse Partners for Program Manager Mary Craft to attend the 2015 Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Conference in Bozeman, Montana. $1,650

Key City Public Theatre
for Parham Barber, Box Office and Concessions Manager/VolunteerCoordinator to enroll in an online program for certification in Volunteer Engagement. $200


Jefferson County Community Foundation may make grants from the Community Endowment to nonprofits in the areas of:

  •   Education
  •   Environment
  •   Arts and culture
  •   Health and human services
  •   Aging
  •   Organizational capacity building
  •   Special initiatives

Jefferson County Community Foundation does not fund:

  • Projects outside of Jefferson County, except for Donor Advised recommendations which may extend beyond Jefferson County
  • Endowments
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief
  • Religious purposes (organizations with religious affiliations will be considered for grants only if their activities address the needs of the wider community without regard to religious beliefs; programs may not contain  content or activities that aim to proselytize participants or are experienced as such, even when participation in such programming or activities is voluntary)
  • Fundraising events such as walk-a-thons, tournaments, auctions and general fundraising solicitations

Annually, JCCF holds the Grantmaker’s Forum.  A community forum for learning the art and craft of grantwriting.  The annual grants from the community endowment are granted through this process.   JCCF requests proposals (RFP) from local nonprofits in the spring.  The RFP is announced in the Leader, through a nonprofit constant contacts email newsletter and on the website.  Nonprofit organizations then request the guidelines which outline the timeline and process for submission and review.


General Support Grant Agreement

Project Grant Agreement

One Year Report Guidelines

Publicity Guidelines

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