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Deadlines for Submission of Applications Are:

  • April 1st and October 1st

Who may apply:

  • Applicants must be not-for-profit, tax exempt and serve a public purpose.

Purposes for which funds may be requested:

  • Projects should be for educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent purposes that will benefit and improve the Jefferson School District community.
  • Projects should be creative, innovative and address community needs.
  • Projects are expected to be accomplished within a specific period of time, generally not more than one year.

The Foundation typically DOES NOT award grants:

  • To support operating or on-going expenses of organizations
  • To pay wages or salaries
  • In response to annual drives, to eliminate previously incurred deficits or expenses or for debt retirement
  • To endowment funds
  • For sectarian purposes
  • To individuals, other than through awards or pre-established scholarship funds
  • For lobbying, partisan political purposes or campaigns

Note: The grant request application must be approved and signed by a supervisor, when applicable.  For example, a request involving the School District or its students must be approved by a building principal or the District Administrator.  Requests from city departments must be approved and signed by the City Administrator.