J.W. Couch Foundation Grant

Jesse W Couch Charitable Foundation

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Next deadline: Sep 15, 2023

Later deadlines: Mar 18, 2024

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Historic Preservation Environmental Conservation Renewable/Sustainable Energy Food Delivery & Distribution Services Waste Management Green Infrastructure Early Childhood Development Education - Preschool / Early Learning Teacher Development & Training Education Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Wellness & Healthy Living Outdoor Recreation Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, For-Profit Business

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About the Foundation

Jesse W. Couch lived a life of zeal, honor, and dedication to the betterment of his community. The Couch family now humbly stewards the foundation he created to carry on his legacy of service for future generations. We believe that impact is best accomplished through partnerships with local organizations that know the people and communities they serve. We invest in and support efforts to protect the environment, further conservation and preservation initiatives, and save historical architecture that preserves community heritage. We also support initiatives that promote wellness and mental health and organizations seeking to provide and further education for all communities.

What's the Purpose Here?
We're always in search of ways to partner with great people doing great things. In order for us to better evaluate how we can work together, we need more information from you.


Historic Preservation

We believe in preserving our history so that we can understand and educate the importance of community. Historic places affect our identity and have a direct impact on our well-being. 

Wildlife Conservation

We believe it's our duty to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We envision a world where everyone works in harmony to protect what is important so that all life on this planet can thrive. 

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy provides essential resources to communities without the planet-warming effects of fossil fuels. Solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass and geothermal power are all great examples of renewable energy sources. We're looking for teams that are expanding the reach of these critical resources so that we can stave off rising global temperatures.

Food Management

Food management activities, including producing food, transporting it, and storing wasted food in landfills, produce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. What is your team doing to help solve these problems?


Burning fossil fuels like gasoline and diesel release carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation account for about 29 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse emissions. How are you changing the transportation industry?

Waste Management

Today, products are disposed of at very high rates, and each is quickly replaced by new ones. This cycle leads to the use of more fossil fuels that are needed to power the processes required to obtain raw materials to manufacture more of these items. All of this leads to growing waste sites that contaminate our water, pollute our environment, and kill wildlife. Can you think of a better way? 


Early Childhood Education

We are looking for schools that are providing young children with a creative and balanced approach to education. Things we love in early childhood curriculums:

  • Life Skills
  • Collaboration With Their Peers and Teachers
  • Having Fun
  • Montessori Teachings
  • Project Based Teachings
  • Diversity
  • More Time Outside
  • Less Screen Time

21st-Century Education

We are looking for schools that teach students the essential 21st-century skills needed for the future:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
  • Agility and adaptability
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Initiative and entrepreneurship
  • Ability to access and analyze information
  • Curiosity and imagination


Teachers are essential to providing children with the best possible education. We must invest in their future and are always looking for teams that help them succeed in educating future generations.


Mental Wellness

We are looking for teams that are helping those who struggle with mental health issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-Polar
  • Schizophrenia
  • PTSD

Digital Wellbeing

We are actively looking for teams that are educating and creating awareness to promote a more balanced technological lifestyle around the world. 

Get Outside

Being outside can improve memory, fight depression, lower blood pressure, and more! We support organizations that facilitate and encourage more outdoor activities that help create healthier communities. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • You must be a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization or a for-profit organization that is aligned with one of our three charitable programs: preservation, education or wellness.


This page was last reviewed March 06, 2023 and last updated March 06, 2023