Mission:To educate the community about the court system and to advocate, support andadvance its needs and interests.
To further these objectives, JI holds a competitive grant process once a year to addressneeds in the Twenty-Sixth Judicial District. JI will also consider grant proposals outsidethis process on a case-by-case basis if a demonstrated need is urgent. Any awardamounts will be determined based on the merit of the project and available funds.In addition, JI serves as a funding “pass-through” entity. Qualified government agenciesor ad-hoc organizations who have funds from other sources (i.e., grants, gifts, etc.) mayapply to JI to hold and administer those funds. JI will administer these pass-throughfunds consistent with the mission statement above and the stated purposes of thegrantor. An administrative fee equal to 1% of the total amount that JI is being asked tomanage will be assessed for “pass-through” services. This fee may be waived for goodcause in the discretion of the board.
Applications and consideration are made according to the schedule outlined below.
GRANT REQUIREMENTS-Generally, applicants must be eligible governmental units or agencies or eligiblenonprofit organizations recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c) (3) of theInternal Revenue Code. Other tax exempt organizations may be eligible.
-JI does not award multiple-year awards. Grant recipients can apply insubsequent years for additional funding.
-All grant recipients are required to provide a written report evaluating theeffectiveness of the project in furthering the mission statement above and accountingfor grant expenses upon project completion or by an interim date specified by JI. Fundsmay not be spent for any purpose other than that approved by JI. Any funds not spentfor the approved purposes by the date specified are subject to a review process with JIwhich may include return of the funds not spent to JI.
JI has limited discretionary funds; therefore, many exemplary proposals cannot be funded.Because of the volume of requests, we do not provide written feedback on proposals that arenot funded. All grants are evaluated and awarded in the exclusive discretion of JI.