JETT presents grants to community organizations

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JASPER — Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow hosted a “Will Read & Sing for Food” event Saturday at the Historic calumet in Jasper and took the opportunity to present 16 grants to local and national nonprofit organizations for 2018 totaling $66,610.00. 

The organizations include: Mentors for Youth, $9,000; Crisis Connection, $8,000; Anderson Woods, $7,000; Blackhawk Blessings, $5,000; Hands of the Carpenter, $5,000; Dubois County Humane Society, $5,000; Tri-Cap, $5,000; Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County, $5,000; Crawford County 4-H Council, $3,750; Washington County Food Bank, $3,500; Dubois County Special Olympics, $2,500; Young Women LEAD, $2,500; Girls on the Run, $2,300; Dubois County Community Food Bank, $2,000; Crisis Connection, $400; Anderson Woods, $350; and Dubois County Humane Society, $310.

“The additional grants to specific organizations were part of JETT’s Trivia Night fundraiser held in September,” said Mark Balsmeyer, JETT facilitator. “The winning teams from that event got to choose their charity.”

JETT is a giving circle for Associate-Owners of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, and their families, that focuses on pooling resources and creating a greater combined impact on our communities. The goal is to learn more about philanthropic opportunities and support organizations that promote smart giving. More than 500 volunteer hours were donated by JETT members this year. 

Each year a portion of member donations goes to building the JETT endowment, which currently totals over $200,000.  JETT membership has steadily increased from 29 members in 2013 to 122 in 2018.

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