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.
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 first Tuesday of each month. Agencies will be notified regarding CAF funding awards following the Board meeting.
The Community Discretionary Fund (CDF) was established to allow the Junior League of Jackson to respond to funding requests received from our community partners for their unexpected needs throughout the year. The Junior League of Jackson’s Community Council carefully considers such requests at its monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. Community partners will be notified regarding CDF funding awards following the Council meeting.
To be considered for funding, agencies must complete an online Community Funds 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. Please keep in mind when completing your budget that JLJ does not pay ongoing salaries or stipends or administrative and overhead costs; however, JLJ funds may be used for guest speakers, etc. hired specifically for the proposed funding request.
The following types of requests will not be considered:
- 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
- Organizations which have received Community Funds in the current fiscal year (June 1 – May 31).
Additionally, the agency must:
- Have IRC Section 501(c)(3) status or the legal equivalent with the IRS.
- 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.
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