In February of 2013, Jackson County embarked on a bold venture and created the Jackson County Community Foundation, for the purpose of providing private citizens and businesses with opportunities for investing in the future of Jackson County.

JCCF awarded five (5) community development grants of $1,000 each to local projects in its first year.

One of the initial grants was awarded to the Flat Licks Falls Project, which is working to help establish the park as a regional tourist attraction in support of the Jackson County economy. The funds went to help build and construct a kiosk at the local park. This past year, JCCF awarded $2,500 to the Trail Town Initiative.

Grants like this are only possible with the support of dedicated donors. Currently, JCCF is conducting a fund-raising campaign to raise $160,000 by 2018, the 160th year anniversary of the founding of Jackson County. The Board of Advisors encourage anyone with an interest in the future of Jackson County to consider contributing regardless of the amount. We can all be donors!



Rodney Chrisman, Chair

Ben Gilbert, Vice Chair

Lana Baker

Philip Curd

Keith Gabbard

Keith Lakes

Melanie Powell

Heather Ward

Pat Wagner