Jefferson Community Foundation
Giving Back | 2023 Non-Profit
MISSION: The Jefferson Community Foundation (JCF) is the nonprofit, community foundation for Jefferson Parish dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents, visitors, and businesses in Jefferson Parish by focusing on the needs of the community and power of philanthropy.
Founded in 2008 following Hurricane Katrina, JCF continues to lead the way in providing resources in the aftermath of disasters. Working in collaboration with local nonprofit, faith-based, and volunteer agencies, funding was provided to help support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as disaster relief for Hurricane Ida and residents affected by the December 14 tornadoes.
Through the power of collective giving, community members can support programs and projects that provide essential services in education, health and wellness, race equity, neighborhood revitalization, senior initiatives, as well as transit.
In addition to grant making and hosting donor advised funds, JCF convenes people, resources, and ideas to develop strategies and solutions to meet the parish’s greatest challenges. JCF’s programs include Jefferson Community Youth Leadership, Jefferson Ready Start Network, Jefferson Parish Quality of Life survey, Jefferson Parish Senior Expo, and Race Equity monthly dialogue and recommendations. Jefferson Parish has the highest senior population, highest Hispanic population, and largest school district in the state of Louisiana.
3908 Veterans Blvd., Suite A • Metairie
504-264-1237 • jeffersoncommunity.org