American Rescue Funds
Small Business & Non-Profit Grants
Competitive & Sustainable Economy
The Windsor Jaycees
The Windsor Jaycees have been a staple organization in town for over 50 years. Their mission is to encourage young people to get involved in their communities and to help them develop leadership skills. Popular events like the Shad Derby and the Chili Challenge create most of the organization’s revenue, so when COVID shut down large events, they were hit hard. The Jaycees provide scholarships every year to local young people, helping them to pursue their education and purpose. With little additional revenue coming in, the number of scholarships offered was significantly limited, meaning far fewer students were benefitting from the funds. With the $10,000 awarded by the ARF Small Business and Nonprofit Grant, the Windsor Jaycees will be able to replenish some of their scholarship funds, and award more scholarships to Windsor students in the coming years. The Jaycees will once again be investing in the futures of young people – an investment that is sure to have a great return.