Networks provides potential funding sources to help centers develop
and improve programs and services. Featured this week is the Jenny
Jones Foundation's Jenny's
in 2005, the Jenny Jones Foundation provides assistance to those
in need. Primary areas of focus are education, women's health, and
improving communities throughout the country. In 2005, Jenny established
"Jenny's Heroes," which awarded $1 million to individuals wanting
to make a difference in their local community communities in 2008.
Jones plans to donate another $1 million in 2009.
Areas: Jenny's Heroes provides grants up to $25,000 to fund
projects that promise long-term benefits. The foundation has made
grants that have been used to purchase library books, school computers,
firefighting gear, nursing home upgrades, sports equipment, free
dental services, wheelchairs, and coats for children in domestic
Heroes seeks projects for which the foundation can purchase, repair,
upgrade, provide equipment, or otherwise make improvements to benefit
the community. The foundation does not make cash donations. The
total cost of the individual project cannot exceed $25,000.
about some of the projects
already funded by Jenny's Heroes.
Area: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest,
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must agree to a background
check if selected.
Amount: The foundation does not provide cash. The total cost
of the project cannot exceed $25,000.
Process: Complete the brief online
application form to apply. Be specific about what you plan to
do and indicate how many people will be helped. Your description
cannot exceed more than 600 characters.
Ongoing throughout 2009.
Contact: For more information about Jenny's Heroes, visit