OVERVIEW OF GRANTS AVAILABLE
College Prep Grants – Up to $5,000
The grant is offered to 501(c)(3) Organizations/Agencies who create or build and prepare a pipeline of talent for overall college readiness.
Reading Corner Grants – Up to $5,000
This grant is offered to Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Chapters who partner with local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations to develop or promote Literacy Enrichment programs for under-served or under-resourced children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. These programs should focus on addressing the inequities in education resources caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the swift move to online and virtual learning by many school districts. Programs can include the establishment of traditional Reading Corners or can expand to offer programs that provide technology aids, supplemental literary or tutoring resources, digital books, and other creative resources (i.e virtual storytimes or book sanitizing products) that specifically promote literacy when in-person projects are not an option. The goal of this grant is to create programs and give opportunities and exposure to students who have under-developed or below average reading and literacy skills to help them improve their cognitive abilities, passion for learning, the joy of reading, and their desire for academic success.
STEM Grants – Up to $10,000
This grant is offered to 501(c)(3) Organizations/Agencies who create program(s) that create and/or strengthen opportunities that build and prepare a pipeline of talent for overall college ready youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM) for middle and high school students.
Health and Wellness Grants
Health and Wellness Agency Grants – Up to $10,000
This grant is offered to 501(c)(3) Organizations/Agencies who provide access to Heart & Mental Health Education and Resources for the Prevention, Detection and/or Treatment Support for Disadvantaged or Underserved Communities.
Health and Wellness Chapter Grants – Up to $3,000
This grant is offered to Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Chapters who partner with local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization(s) working to impact and improve heart and mental health.
African American Families Grant
Our Village Grants – Up to $10,000
This grant is offered to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that focus on programs for African American Families who are inherently under-served or under-resourced and face added stresses because of social injustices and the Global Health Pandemic. This grant should support programs that create or strengthen opportunities for educational or economic growth and nurture the Family Unit. These programs can focus on addressing the inequities in education resources in disadvantaged communities and in disadvantaged households caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the swift move to online and virtual learning by many school districts. These programs can also address the educational digital divide in disadvantaged households and provide supplemental resources such as online tutoring or academic coaches, Parental Virtual Learning toolkits, or access to hotspots for online learning or after-hour homework. Additionally, this grant can support programs that address and try to repair the economic and health disparities along with food insecurities, that African American families face as essential workers during this Global Health Pandemic or as workers who have lost jobs as a result of the health crisis.