Jefferson Foundation Grants - Responsive Portfolio

Grants to Jefferson County, Missouri Nonprofits and
Agencies to Promote Health and Well-Being

GrantWatch ID#: 180371
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Jefferson Foundation

08/09/17 Receipt

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Grants starting at $5,000 to Jefferson County, Missouri nonprofit organizations and government agencies for educational and charitable initiatives that promote health and well-being for local residents. Funding may be requested for program support, capital projects, and capacity building.

Grant topics include but are not limited to:
-Academic scholarships
-Basic needs limited to food, shelter and rent/mortgage and utility assistance
-Dental services
-Drug and alcohol abuse (treatment and prevention)
-Exercise and healthy lifestyle education
-Health and health-related education
-Homelessness and domestic violence shelters and services
-Medical equipment
-Mental health counseling
-Physical and mental disabilities
-Prescription assistance
-Preventative health care
-Safe housing
-Transportation assistance

Grant proposals are evaluated according to the following criteria:
-The proposal meets all of the eligibility criteria of the Foundation;
-Increased health and well-being is clearly defined with stated need(s) and outcome(s);
-The project or program has broad and/or strong community impact;
-The grant funds will be utilized efficiently and effectively.

Grant sizes will be a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $350,000. Larger or smaller grants are awarded at the discretion of the Jefferson Foundation Board of Directors.


-Grants will be made only to tax-exempt public charities as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code with a designation of 509(a)(1) or (2). Grants to government units will be made under special circumstances.

-Grants will not be awarded for endowment funds, loans, deficit financing, travel, political activities, fundraising activities or to individuals.

-Grants will not be awarded to programs that are political in nature. Grants will not be awarded for lobbying activities or to influence political elections.

-Grants will be awarded to religious organizations as long as the agency does not discriminate based upon clients’ religious preference. Grants will not be awarded for general operating expenses of churches.

-Organizations are only eligible to receive one grant per grant type during the grant year (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017).

-All progress and final grant reports that are due for any previous grant must be on file before the next grant will be awarded.

Grants will be awarded in June and December. For the June cycle, applications must be received by February 16. For the December cycle, applications must be received by August 9.

Grant applications are submitted through an online application process. Program grant applications for less than $10,000 may be submitted through a paper application.

Final decisions on grant applications will be made by the Foundation’s Board of Directors at the April and October board meetings. You will be informed of the board’s decision within two weeks of the board meeting at which your proposal is discussed.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To learn more about the grant process and to obtain a grant application, contact:

Missy Endres

Jefferson Foundation
1450 Parkway West, 2nd Floor
Festus, MO 63028

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