Jasper Community Fund
The recent and continuing development of the Jasper County area is quite phenomenal. We have all experienced the impact of this in the form of changing demographics with changing needs.
While bringing new and valuable resources, both human and economic, this also places a strain on the small but critical nonprofit sector in the area. These nonprofit organizations, serving the arts, education, health, historic preservation, human services, community development and the environment, bridge many gaps and provide safety nets, which ultimately improve the quality of life for all.
In this important work of community-building, among the most critical needs are these:
- A permanent and growing source of dollars, unrestricted as to purpose, which can be mobilized over time as community needs become known.
- A group of local decision-makers who understand the complex needs of Jasper County and will steer the movement of resources to the places of greatest need.
Fortunately, the Jasper Community Fund can provide the mechanism for the fulfillment of these two critical needs. Gifts to this effort will provide both available dollars for use in the short term, and permanent dollars invested to provide an important source of long-term funding. In addition, the community leaders involved in the Advisory Council will be comprised of people with the skills and commitment to be strategic and sensible with these funds, and respond carefully to the ever-shifting needs within the Jasper County community area with comprehensive awareness, expertise and compassion.
What is the Jasper Community Fund?
It is a charitable fund created to support current and future community needs and opportunities in the Jasper County area.
What is the mission of the Jasper Community Fund?
The Fund’s mission is to develop and sustain a collaborative effort among area residents to support current and future community needs and opportunities and to provide grants to assist qualified nonprofit agencies or organizations working to serve local needs.
How and when did this initiative get started?
In late 2007, a small group of caring, forward-thinking community members recognized the need to create a philanthropic effort that would, over time, provide resources to strengthen the Jasper County community for today and generations to come. They began this effort through the development of the Jasper Community Fund and generously contributed the initial gifts to seed the Fund.
The grant cycle is currently closed for the Jasper Community Fund.