Many Scholarship Funds have been established at the Community Foundation of Jackson County Inc. (JCCF).

The criteria is different for each scholarship. JCCF has acquired new software to make the application and evaluation process more efficient. The JCCF website hosts the links to these scholarships.

Each Scholarship has three to four criteria questions that will determine if you are eligible for the scholarship. Please call our office at 304-372-4500 and ask for program manager Jennifer Pitts or executive director Christy Sizemore if you have any questions.

The application deadline for the 2018 community scholarships is March 15.

We will be adding scholarships to the website until Jan. 31 as individuals complete what is required for pass through first-year scholarship giving. Read Jackson Newspapers and log onto for these new scholarship fund announcements.

Many of the community scholarship funds are building to endowment. Donations to these funds are always welcome and will be acknowledged by the Community Foundation for tax deductibility. If you have questions concerning Community Foundation scholarships, please contact Pitts or Sizemore at 304-372-4500.

Spring Grants Available

Charitable organizations, schools, and government entities may now apply for a grant through the Community Foundation of Jackson County’s 2019 Spring Community Action Grant Program. Applications, guidelines, and full details about the funds receiving applications are available on our website at

“Ensuring community vitality has been our purpose, promise, and passion since 2000, when we started connecting donors to community needs and opportunities,” Sizemore said. “Through the support of our donors and our annual grants to the charitable sector, we help build strong and resilient places to live, work, and play – where every community member can have a chance to succeed.”

Current grants are available to organizations serving Jackson County in the following areas: Programs and services for children and youth; health and human services; anti-poverty; community building; neighborhood projects; arts, culture, and heritage; the environment; security; animal welfare; and more. The deadline to submit a spring grant application is March 15.

To find out more about the Spring Grant Cycle at the Community Foundation of Jackson County, please contact Sizemore at or Pitts at or call 304-372-4500.

The Community Foundation of Jackson County is a non-profit, registered charitable public foundation that seeks to build community vitality by providing efficient, flexible donor services, grants to a broad range of community initiatives, and leadership in understanding and responding to current community needs.