Community Assistance Fund Application

Our Mission

The Junior League of Jackson is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Community Assistance Fund 

The Community Assistance Fund (CAF) was established to allow the Junior League of Jackson to respond to funding requests received from the community throughout the year.  The Board of Directors of the Junior League of Jackson carefully considers such requests at its monthly meetings on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Agencies will be notified regarding CAF funding awards following the Board meeting.

To be considered for funding, agencies must complete an online Community Assistance Fund application. Agencies can only request funding once per JLJ year (June 1 through May 31).

To be funded, an agency must be an IRC Section 501(c)(3) agency or an appropriate governmental agency which effectively addresses one or more of the Junior League of Jackson’s community impact areas: Children’s Health, Early Literacy and Social Development. Funds must be used within 90 days of receipt and must be used within the Jackson metropolitan area. The maximum request that will be considered is $5,000.

The Board will not consider requests for the following:

  • Capital campaigns
  • Fundraising drives
  • Projects benefiting specific religious or political activities. (The JLJ will consider requests of a secular nature sponsored by a religious organization).
  • Scholarships or tuition
  • Seminars
  • Research
  • Endowments
  • Individuals
  • Organizations which have received Community Assistance Funds in the current fiscal year (June 1 – May 31).

Additionally, the agency must:

  1. Have IRC Section 501(c)(3) status or the legal equivalent with the IRS.
  2. Request funding related to one of the JLJ community impact areas - children’s health, early literacy or social development of children.

Religious agencies which benefit the general public may receive funds.


If you are a non-profit agency, please upload the additional following information and any other related documentation to assist the JLJ in their decision.