Grants

Grants

The Greater Jefferson County Foundation has awarded many community organizations with grants totaling more than $165,000.00 over the last two decades. These grants to local non-profit groups have traditionally been used for capital improvements. Area communities benefiting from these grants include Fairfield, Batavia, Libertyville, Lockridge, Pleasant Plain, and Packwood. Grant applications are accepted each year beginning May 1st with a deadline of 4:00 PM on June 1st, . Grants are then awarded and distributed in  August or September.

Grant Application Information

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Grant Application Information

  1. Mission Statement: The Greater Jefferson County Foundation receives, accepts, and distributes funds for educational, cultural and charitable purposes for the benefit of the greater community of Jefferson County, Iowa. Our goals are to assist qualified organizations through grant distributions, provide scholarships for post-secondary education and training, encourage individual and corporate involvement through gifts and bequests, and to administer and invest funds for the creation of perpetual opportunities and services.

  2. Official grant applications to non-profit organizations are available this year beginning May 1st, from the foundation office or may be filled out on-line through the Foundation's web site, or may be requested by phone, email or mail (Only official applications forms will be accepted) The completed application forms must be returned to the Foundation office by mail (postmarked), email or FAX to the office address/number no later than 4:00 PM on June 1st.

  3. Grant applications will be reviewed on the following criteria:
    a. Benefit to residents of Jefferson County, IA
    b. Number of residents who will be affected
    c. According to Foundation Board policy, grants are to be used only for capital expenditures, however, some operational projects may be considered if proper documentation is included.
    d. Past grant history to/of your organization, including return of proofs of purchases

  4. The total amount of the annual grant disbursements customarily does not exceed 5% of the fund balance during the fiscal year ending March 31st.

  5. The applications are reviewed by the Grant Committee during June and recommendations are made to the Board of Directors. Action will be taken at a full Board of Director's meeting to distribute the available funds in September. All grant applicants will be notified as to their approval or denial. Checks for the amount granted will be included with the notification of approval. Proof of your purchase (POP) for the capital item or operational expenses  is required within six (6) months of grant distribution (March) (copies of paid invoices will suffice).

  6. Any additional questions should be directed to the attention of Barbara Kistler, administrative assistant at the Foundation office by phone, fax or mail.

  7. Grant recipients will be required to sign a Grant Agreement Contract before disbursement of funds.

  8. All applicants should call or email the Foundation office to confirm receipt of their grant application
Thank you for your interest in The Greater Jefferson County Foundation.

All applications should be faxed, mailed, or emailed to :
The Greater Jefferson County Foundation
P.O. Box 1325     Fairfield, IA 52556
PHONE/FAX: 641.472.0758   Email: gjcf0758@iowatelecom.net

Policies

Policies

POLICY:    NON-DISCRIMINATION
The policies and practices of The Greater Jefferson County Foundation are to carry out all lawful and permitted functions without discrimination because of race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or physical or mental disability, and to treat them equally with respect to opportunities for participation as Foundation officers, directors, employees, or agents and as citizens benefiting from or consideration for benefit of the services, grants, programs and activities consistent with the lawful purposes and functions of the Foundation.

POLICY:    GENDER NEUTRALITY
It is the policy of the Greater Jefferson County Foundation that all citizens participating in Foundation services, grants, programs, and activities, as well as officers, directors, employees, and agents have the right to function in an environment free from all forms of harassment or gender based bias or prejudice.  The Foundation does not condone, and will not tolerate, any harassment or gender based bias or prejudice.  The Greater Jefferson County Foundation shall take direct and immediate action to prevent such behavior, and to remedy all reported instances of harassment or gender based bias or prejudice, sexual or otherwise.

POLICY:    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
No qualified individual with a disability will be excluded from participation in The Greater Jefferson County Foundation services, grants, programs, or activities on the basis of a disability.  Information concerning this policy may be obtained in accessible formats by qualified persons with a disability by making appropriate arrangements.  To receive more information or to request an accommodation to participate in the services, programs or activities, please contact:

John A. Morrissey, General Counsel
The Greater Jefferson County Foundation
109 North Court Street
P.O. Box 603
Fairfield, IA  52556
641-472-3144
Applications are not accepted at this address