The Ann Arbor Jaycees Foundation

supports Washtenaw County's present and future through charitable means.   Formed in 1995 to act as a non-profit tax-deductible (501c3) fiduciary for Jaycees projects such as the AIDS Memorial Quilt, The Fourth of July Parade, and Food Baskets.  Since then, the Foundation has been raising funds to achieve an endowment goal of $50,000.  This was obtained in 2005, leaving the Board of Trustees to develop its granting policies, guidelines and application processes in 2006.  The first cycle for grant applications began in the Spring of 2007 and continue today.

Objectives of the Foundation are:

  • Providing leadership training through community service,
  • Attracting and growing permanently endowed funds from a wide range of donors,
  • Acting at the fiscal agent for projects to further the goals of the Jaycees movement, and
  • Awarding grants to qualified organization that promote training development.

Community projects supported by the Ann Arbor Jaycees Foundation:

  • 1997 The AIDS Memorial Quilt Display
  • The Annual Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade
  • The Annual Easter Egg Hunt
  • Beautiful Baby Contest (@ Summer Carnival)

To learn more about us, please feel free to contact any of the Board of Trustees, apply for a grant or support the community by attending one of our upcoming events.