Jackson Community Foundation Endowment Fund
Project for Southwest Initiative Foundation

An affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, the Jackson Community Foundation benefits Jackson, Minnesota.

Mission Statement 

To provide the financial capital that will help facilitate and maintain the community vision statement, which is: Jackson is a welcoming community that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle for all ages, values its youth, celebrates cultural diversity, and experiences and nurtures a learning environment. The community of Jackson capitalizes on the interstate to expand its manufacturing, ag services, and emerging technologies base, and to attract people to its vibrant downtown and unique attractions.

Grant total since inception (including grants made for operating expenses): $65,988

Fiscal Year 2017 Grantmaking 

Awarded grants totaling $5,000, including:

City of Jackson for a Sensory Spinning Seat for Ashley Park

F.A.S.T. Jackson Food Shelf for Christmas food boxes for families

Fort Belmont Foundation Inc. for a lawn mower to keep the grounds maintained

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce to bring The Groove youth drumline to perform at the Town & Country Days parade

Jackson County Auditor/Treasurer for books for children K-12 in the natural and social sciences

Jackson County Food 4 Kids, Inc. to support weekend food backpack program for students

Rhythm of the River to provide children's programming for the Tadpole Stage, including The Brazillions, The Seafaring Puppeto and Mr. Pancake Show 


Local Contact Information   

Jackson Community Foundation
PO Box 91
Jackson, MN 56143
Telephone: (507)841-1808
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Board Members   

  • Dave Schmidt, Chair
  • Rosanne Narvesen, Co-Chair
  • LaVonne Reif, Treasurer
  • Eileen Cushman, Secretary
  • Jeff Sauter
  • Tamera Erickson
  • John Schuetz

 Family of Funds 

  • Friends of the Jackson County Library Fund
  • Jackson County Central Education Foundation Fund
  • Kristi Elaine Teigen Memorial Scholarship Fund
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