Since the Greater Jefferson County was founded in 1975, the Grant Committee has been kept busy each year in receiving new charitable donations to the general grant fund and specific donations to focused grants.
The foundation offers over 35 years of experienced service and growth to the Jefferson County community by awarding grants to many community nonprofit organizations.
Grant totals are 1999-2010: $870,719; 2011: $139.232; 2012: $93,047; 2013: $126,082; 2014: $137,014; 2015: $136,545; 2016: $140,215; 2017: $113,000; and 2018:$177,128.
These grants to local nonprofit groups have traditionally be used for capital improvements. Area communities benefiting from these grants include Fairfield, Batavia, Libertyville, Lockridge, Pleasant Plain, and Packwood.
Donations to the Greater Jefferson County Foundation is a permanent investment in the community. Charitable giving, as well as effective estate planning, will make it possible for a donor to continue to help the foundation attain its goals and complete its mission. For more information concerning foundation funds and programs, call the office at 472-0758.
The grant application forms can be accessed by going to the website www.gjcf.org and selecting grants. Applications are due by 4 p.m. June 1 each year.
For further information regarding The Greater Jefferson County Foundation, visit the website www.greaterjeffersoncountyfoundation.org.