Grants Available for Nonprofit Organizations in Jasper and Newton Counties

Please browse below for grants that are available through the Jasper Foundation and Newton County Community Foundation.

Jasper County Retired Teachers Teacher Grant

The Jasper County Retired Teachers are pleased to announce that they will offer a $300 grant to active teachers in Jasper County.

Teachers in preschool through twelfth grade who teach in the Kankakee Valley School Corporation, Tri-County School Corporation, and the Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation are eligible to apply for this grant. The grant will provide funds to teachers so their students will have an opportunity to participate in a special activity or project. The grant may cover the areas of resources, leadership, research, or materials.

Applications will be distributed at the beginning of the school year in each school building or online below. Grant proposals will be due September 15, 2022, and awarded October 15, 2022. The Jasper County Retired Teachers’ goal for awarding this yearly grant is to aid in the excellence of education for Jasper County students.


Women’s Giving Circle Grants

The Jasper Newton Foundation has many Women’s Giving Circles in local communities. Ladies contribute each year to their hometown giving circle then diligently seek grant applications from their favorite charities and local non-profits. It is very exciting for the giving circle ladies to decide on grant awards each year.

Women’s Giving Circle applications are due on September 1st, 2022

Grace Pampel Impact Grant

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The Jasper Newton Foundation wishes to announce the availability of the Grace Pampel Educational Impact Grant. The purpose of this special grant is to address the broad educational needs of and contribute to improving the quality of education in the high schools in Jasper, Newton and Benton Counties, and Tri-County High School in White County for this and future generations.

Grants are DUE by March 15, 2022 to the JNF Office.

Community Fund Grants 2022

The Jasper Newton Foundation Community Fund grants are awarded for programs that address the needs of the Jasper County and Newton County communities in education, arts and culture, health, social concerns, and historic preservation. The grant-making program is based on a full understanding and clear vision of the needs within our communities. If you are a nonprofit organization or other charitable organization that is making strides to change our communities for the better we welcome your thoughtful grant applications this year.

2022 Community Grant Applications are DUE APRIL 1, 2022.  This is the only cycle of traditional community grants for 2022 and grant request amounts must be $5,000 or less.  

Please submit your grant application and all attachments via email to Ashley Hughes at by 5 pm central time on Friday, April 1.


This grant cycle is different than any other we have hosted.  It is an invitation to the goals and big dreams of our Driving Home plan and for our local organizations to find some collaborative partnerships.  Grants available are between $25K and $100K.  Download the information below.  Match Grant Q&A Session is being planned for June – watch your inbox and our social media for more information.  Let’s make a huge impact and GIVE BACK to our communities this year!  The Pre-Grant Requirement deadline to participate is July 1, 2022.

DRIVING HOME Community Collaboration Grants

Coming 2023.  To learn more about the next wave of funding from the Jasper Newton Foundation please mark your calendar for the following Driving Home learning events: March 30, April 13, April 27, and May 11. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.

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