2024 Grants: The JEM Project will invite a limited number of selected, returning nonprofit partners to apply for a grant in the spring or fall cycle. Due to the large volume of emails we receive, introductory messages and grant inquiries are not able to be individually answered.

The JEM Project is a private, grant making foundation, designed to make grants each year to worthy projects in our local communities.

Grant recipients must be USA-based, registered 501c3 in operation for a minimum of three years.

Additional Guidelines

We ask that there be one grant application per organization. Organizations with multiple branches or chapters may only submit one application for their organization in each state. Government agencies and universities are not eligible to apply directly. Programs and projects that include integration, partnership and collaboration with state and federal management agencies and universities are acceptable.

Grants MAY NOT be used for the following:

  • Capital campaigns with the exception of capital needs that significantly and measurably improve program effectiveness and impact.
  • General operating (overhead and other administrative costs are acceptable as they relate to the program and project for which funding is being requested).
  • Endowment.
  • Re-granting to other organizations or individuals.
  • Lobbying – IRS-defined lobbying activities are prohibited by federal law.
  • Partisan research and analysis, and non-permissible policy-related activities.

We value projects that increase impact and provide lasting change – projects must have a start and finish, set budget, and measurable results. We are also interested in:

  • small projects, (because they are often seeds of change); 
  • projects that are built on collaboration with others; 
  • projects that draw diverse people together (building new relationships); 
  • and projects that evoke simplicity and self-giving generosity.