Have a Program That Benefits Eastern Jackson County Communities? We Want to Know About it.
THCF partners with nonprofit agencies that have a vision and passion for improving Eastern Jackson County communities. Our grants are investments in our area, and we look for a big return on the investments. We search for ways to leverage additional funding and resources to make grants of impact across the region.
2 Grant Programs Available
There are two separate grants programs available through THCF, the Community Grants program and the Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children’s Education.
Applicants may apply for both the Community Grants program and the Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children’s Education, but not with the same proposal.
COVID-19 UPDATE (updated 4.3.2020)
THCF has decided to adjust several aspects of our competitive grants process in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The changes we are making will allow us to award our 2020 grants in July for both the Jelley Family Foundation for Children's Education and the Community Grants program. We hope that this will help relieve some of the financial strain that the pandemic has placed on your organizations as you continue to serve our community.
Here are the changes that will be made:
Jelley Family Foundation for Children's Education
For the Jelley Family Foundation for Children's Education, applications that were submitted prior to the March 16 due date are currently being evaluated.
The only change to the Jelley Family Foundation process this year is that the Jelley Grants check will be issued in early July. Those organizations selected to receive Jelley Grants will receive award notifications in late June. The award notifications will include grant agreements that will need to be signed and returned to us. Once we receive a signed grant agreement from your organization, your check will be mailed to you in about 7 - 10 business days.
Community Grants applications will still be due April 6, and request for general operating support will continue to be accepted through this program.
The timing of the review process and award notifications for Community Grants will be sped up significantly this year. We will send Community Grants award notifications with grant agreements in late June. Grant checks will be mail 7 - 10 business days after receiving completed grant agreements.
Our Youth Advisory Council will not conduct in-person site visits related to Community Grants applications this summer due to the adjusted timeframe for awarding grants. If your proposal is focused on serving children and families, we may reach out to you to ask if you would be willing to schedule a Zoom call during mid-April to mid-May to discuss your grant proposal with our Youth Advisory Council members. This would be entirely optional and will not affect your funding status if you decline. We are trying to find a way to still provide the educational opportunity of visiting with nonprofits about grant requests for our YAC students while still speeding up our process.
Please contact Rachael Cassiday Watkins, Director of Programs and Donor Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.912.4185 if you have any questions about these changes.