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Mission and History

 

The JCCI mission is simple and our results are far reaching. Our mission is to be a strategic grant partner. As such, we seek to increase grant funding to help clients meet strategic priorities, improve service delivery, and fulfill their missions. Our success is a win not only for each client, but also for the larger communities they serve.

In 1975, we began providing grant writing assistance to community colleges and quickly earned a reputation as an invaluable resource. Over the years, JCCI has expanded our client base to include both two-year and four-year higher education institutions and now offer grant consulting services to health care nonprofits. JCCI is proud to serve colleges today who were among our very first clients; these long-standing relationships are evidence of our commitment to serve as a strategic partner for the long term. We are well-connected with funders and grantees alike, are well-versed in funding criteria and understanding funding announcements, and are committed to your success.

With a presence in Washington, D.C., JCCI Resource Development Services works closely with agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As your strategic grant partner, JCCI can connect you with federal grants officers and other institutional leaders as well as private and corporate funders across the United States.

 

Leadership

 

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Judy L. Taylor, President
Judy L. Taylor began her career in higher education in 1998. She has served as vice president of advancement at two-year institutions and as director of resource development for a state-wide college system. Prior to working in higher education, Taylor spent 15 years in a large corporate setting and served as a liaison to colleges, school districts, and community-based nonprofits. Taylor began working with JCCI as a grant consultant in 2015 and secured over $5 million in funding for three separate institutions: a community college, a state university, and a technical college. This success reflects Taylor’s understanding of the various sectors of higher education and her ability to translate funding needs and institutional priorities into successful, funded proposals. Taylor has managed comprehensive fundraising campaigns, secured corporate and private foundation funding for state-wide projects, and conducted external evaluations for public and private universities and two-year colleges.