About Us

The James R. & Anita Horne Jenkins Family Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to supporting work in underserved and diverse communities, primarily in Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Tennessee. We are especially committed to improving the health, welfare, and educational or otherwise positive development of people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Key Issues:

* education and literacy;
* veteran support;
* disaster/emergency relief;
* organizational viability and capacity building;
* faith-based community outreach;
* arts and culture.


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Our grantmaking process primarily focuses on our rapid response application cycle. (click here)
We will open for the 2020 Rapid Response Grant Cycle on July 15th, 2020. The cycle will close on August 30th, 2020. We recommend applicants to apply early as we have designated amounts allotted for 2020.

Target Geographic Areas

We accept applications from organizations in our target geographic areas, including:

— Great Lakes Bay Region (incl. Isabella County),
— Washtenaw County.

— Greater Chicago Area,
— Lake County,
— Quad Cities.

— Greater Memphis Area,
— Western Tennessee (incl. Jackson).


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