JETT Presents Grants to Local and National Non-Profit Organizations


JASPER -- Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow (JETT) presented seven 2020 grants totaling $27,500.00 in December to local and national non-profit organizations. 

These organizations included: 

H.U.G.S. Ranch ($6,000) 
Hands of the Carpenter ($5,000) 
Thin Blue Line of Michigan ($5,000) 
Pregnancy Care Center of Washington, Indiana ($4,000) 
Habitat for Humanity of Dubois County ($4,000) 
Strings ($2,500) 
Community CHEW ($1,000) 

 JETT has awarded 52 grants since its inception in 2013, totaling $194,066.00. 

“All of these charitable gifts would not be possible without the matching partnership of JASPER® and our generous membership,” added JETT Founder, Mark Balsmeyer. “Couple that with several member-driven fundraising events, and we are blessed to be able to support our community’s non-profit organizations.” 

 JETT is a giving circle for Associate-Owners of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, and their families, that focuses on pooling resources, creating a greater combined impact on our communities. Their goal is to learn more about philanthropic opportunities and support those organizations that promote smart giving. 

 Each year a portion of member donations builds the JETT endowment, which currently totals over $250,000.00. JETT membership has steadily increased from 29 members in 2013 to 235 in 2020.