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Scholarships and grant money both available through the Jackson Community Foundation

Grant applications are now available for the 2022 Jackson Community Foundation grant campaign, as well as for the Kristi Elaine Teigen Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is administered by the Jackson Community Foundation.

The deadline for both applications is Friday, April 15.

Jackson Community Foundation representatives will meet with eligible seniors at Jackson County Central High School to explain more about the scholarships, and applications will be available to students at that time.

Area nonprofit organizations can apply for grants for projects that promise a long-term benefit to the Jackson area. Grants are made from interest earned by the foundation’s general endowment fund and unrestricted fund, which was formerly the Jackson United Fund. These funds come from the many generous donations made throughout the year from community members.

Funding requests should be in the $300 to $1,000 range, but the project may request additional amounts in future years. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization, a unit of government or a public agency.

Grant applications must be filled out online. Those interested can find a link to the application, as well as specific guidelines, through the Jackson Minnesota Community Foundation Facebook page. A copy of the link may be requested by emailing the Jackson Community Foundation at jacksoncommunityfoundation@gmail.com.

The Jackson Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation and is in its 11th year as the one-stop community organization for charitable contributions that benefit the city of Jackson. Since its inception, the foundation has granted more than $30,000 to 27 different local nonprofit organizations. It has also been awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to JCC students.

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