Support the children of Mid-Michigan when they are in a time of great need. Since 1996, thanks to your donations, over $1.5million has been raised to help with life-threatening diseases and other critical needs of over 700 families and many organizations that help children.
We've also begun a pro-active effort to encourage kids to explore a high-tech future. The JBCF is helping our future generation to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies. Most recently we gave out over $15,000 in scholarships to summer, STEM-related, camps. As part of this goal, we place extra emphasis on encouraging girls and urban youth to explore these careers.
This past year, after becoming aware of the many "out-of-pocket" expenses incurred because of budget cuts, we awarded over $6000 to area school teachers for use in their classrooms.