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In the Community


Acting responsibly and with integrity is nothing new to Jackson®. It is the philosophy we've had since the company was founded in 1961. Jackson is committed to contributing to the social and economic well-being of the communities in which we are an employer. We also encourage our employees to participate in projects and initiatives that strengthen those communities.

Jackson National Community Fund

Through the Jackson National Community Fund (JNCF), Jackson and its employees invest in the primary communities in which we live and work. The JNCF awards grants in Lansing, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; Chicago, Illinois; and Nashville, Tennessee. Corporate donations and sponsorships are directed to community enrichment programs, institutions of higher learning and charitable organizations, with a particular focus on organizations, programs and events dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and the elderly.

Since the JNCF was launched, Jackson has awarded numerous grants to children and elderly focused charities, such as The Alzheimer's Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Boys and Girls Club, Ele's Place, Judi's House, Junior Achievement, The March of Dimes and Meals on Wheels.

Jackson in Action

Jackson employees are involved in the company's charitable efforts every step of the way. The JNCF Advisory Committee, consisting of employees, makes recommendations on all grant requests to the JNCF Executive Committee. Employees are also involved in many charitable projects throughout the year, logging more than 9,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition to their time, employees benefit from a 2-to-1 company match on their monetary donations to select children and elderly charities, up to a maximum of $10,000 per employee per year.

Charitable Grants

Charitable organizations in the Lansing, Denver, Chicago or Nashville areas that are interested in applying for a grant or sponsorship from Jackson are encouraged to complete and submit the online JNCF grant application . The JNCF Executive Committee will approve all funding decisions. Jackson directs the majority of its funding to nonprofit charitable organizations that benefit children or the elderly in those communities in which Jackson operates.

The JNCF Executive Committee will review corporate grant requests during four funding cycles each year. Please use these dates to determine which funding cycle best suits your needs.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Cycle A 2015

Application Deadline: November 6, 2014
Notification Deadline: December 26, 2014
Funds Distributed by: January 30, 2015

Cycle B 2015

Application Deadline: January 8, 2015
Notification Deadline: February 27, 2015
Funds Distributed by: March 27, 2015

Cycle C 2015

Application Deadline: April 23, 2015
Notification Deadline: May 29, 2015
Funds Distributed by: June 26, 2015

Cycle D 2015

Application Deadline: July 9, 2015
Notification Deadline: September 25, 2015
Funds Distributed by: October 30, 2015

The Jackson National Community Fund Executive Committee will not review corporate funding requests for:

  • Individuals
  • Private foundations
  • Health clinics, treatment centers or hospitals
  • Political parties, candidates or organizations
  • Sectarian, denominational or religious organizations (except for programs that are broadly promoted, available to anyone and free from religious orientation)
  • Public or private elementary or secondary schools, school districts or school foundations
  • School-district affiliated sports teams or clubs
  • Industry, trade or professional organizations
  • Social clubs or service organizations
  • Fraternal, labor or veterans organizations

Jackson will not accept any other submission materials, such as DVDs, CDs or marketing material. Should further information be required, JNCF representatives will contact individual organizations and request additional materials. For more information about the Jackson National Community Fund or Jackson's community partnerships, please call (877) 930-3843 or send an e-mail to .

Community Report
Learn more about Jackson's charitable efforts in our Report to the Community.