Currently Accepting Grant Applications for the 2022-2023 Funding Period

Giving Back to the Children in Our Community

Founded in 1967, Jacksonville Children’s Foundation has donated over one million dollars to the Jacksonville, Illinois community and surrounding area of Morgan County. Grants are awarded to Jacksonville area organizations based on charitable and educational purposes.

Grant Process

Grants are awarded to Jacksonville area organizations based on charitable and educational purposes. Since 1967, Jacksonville Children’s Foundation has given over one million dollars to projects ranging from classroom technology to playground equipment.

*Request for interpreter services or special accommodations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the meeting by emailing jvillechildrensfoundation@gmail.com.

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Annual Meeting is typically held on the 3rd Monday in October (Please refer to calendar of events page for official posting). Grant requests due 10 days through online application only prior to the Annual Meeting. Review of organization’s non-for-profit status may be requested by JCF Board

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October Annual Meeting – receive thank-you’s from last year’s grant recipients and hear this year’s verbal requests.

3

November/December – JCF Board meets to discuss grant requests.

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January – Disburse checks to new grant recipients and take grant recipients photos.

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July 1st – All receipts for approved grant expenditures and photos (if applicable) due to Jacksonville Children’s Foundation Board. *Failure to adhere to this step may impact the entities future funding requests. 

Calendar of Events

Recipient's Photo Gallery

Illinois School for the Deaf
Shelter - assisted Lions Club with purchase
City of Alexander
Tennis and Basketball Court
City of Jacksonville - Parks & Lakes
Outdoor Playground Toys
City of Jacksonville - Parks & Lakes
Skateboard Park
Presbyterian Day Care Center
Rubber Ground Cover and All Weather Toy
Presbyterian Day Care Center
Rubber Ground Cover and All Weather Toy
Presbyterian Day Care Center
White Baby Cribs
Presbyterian Day Care Center
Children's Kitchen Play Area
HOW Commuting Development Center
Four Seat Child Carrier Ann Burries, CEO/Director
Thank You from Virginia School
2016-2017 recipient of grant monies for students
Jacksonville High School Science Department
Neil Armstrong Science Department
Jacksonville High School Science Department
Star Projector - Digitarium Program
Our Saviors Grade School
Classroom Smart Board
Jacksonville North Grade School
Computers with Reading Program
Jacksonville North Grade School
Bob Leach Award - Book with Nameplate
New Dimensions Warming Center
Media and Library Center | Venessa Tyus, Director
Minnie Barr Park
East Walnut in Jacksonville
Minnie Barr Park
East Walnut in Jacksonville
Jacksonville Public Library
Kids Corner
Jacksonville Public Library
Kids Corner
Jacksonville Public Library
Kids Corner
Jacksonville Soccer Association
Soccer Goals and Underground Watering System
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
Digital Rowing Machine
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Recipient's

City of Alexander
Presbyterian Daycare Center
New Dimensions Warming Center
Jacksonville Public Library
City of Jacksonville Parks & Lakes
Jacksonville Soccer Association
Virginia School

HOW Commuting Development Center
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
Jacksonville North Grade School
Our Saviors Grade School
Illinois School for the Deaf
Jacksonville High School Science Department
Minnie Barr Park