Each year, The Junior League of Houston, Inc. provides Community Assistance Grants to worthwhile organizations that do not receive ongoing volunteer support or financial assistance through the League’s Community Projects. The League’s Community Assistance Committee reviews the grant requests based on their alignment with member-determined impact areas and conducts site visits before making recommendations for funding. When selecting recipients, the committee considers whether an agency request would address a critical or basic need, fund a pilot project or expand a significant service to the community.
Community Assistance Grants are funded, in part, by the Barbara and Roy Adams Endowed Community Grant Fund held by the Junior League of Houston Foundation. This endowed fund was made possible through a generous estate gift from Barbara Beardmore Adams (1940 – 2014), a Junior League member from 1982 – 2014. This funding focuses on children’s health and well-being initiatives and literacy/education enrichment.
For 2022 – 2023, the League awarded $172,500 in Community Assistance Grants to the following agencies:
$16,250 to CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare: To support CHRISTUS School Clinics Program in partnership with Catholic Charities.
$15,000 to Fort Bend Family Promise: To support the Youth Empowerment Planning (YEP!) Program.
$10,000 to Girls Inc. of Greater Houston: To help underwrite the Project inSIGHT Program model for the 2022 – 2023 school year.
$15,000 to Have Shears Will Travel: To support expansion of services, serve more agencies through the barber school and partially fund a permanent location.
$10,000 to Houston Ballet: To support Houston Ballet’s X3: Explore, Extend, Excel Program.
$15,000 to Houston Botanic Garden: To support BotaniCamp.
$5,000 to Houston ToolBank: To support the Desk Build Program.
$10,000 to Memorial Assistance Ministries: To support the I Can See Program.
$16,250 to Neuhaus Education Center: To support the expansion of Neuhaus’s Family Support Program.
$15,000 to Prelude Music Foundation: To support “My First Orchestral Concert”.
$10,000 to The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston: To support the RISE! Program.
$15,000 to The Woods Project, Inc.: To support expansion efforts, significantly increasing both the number of students served, as well as the overall impact in the Houston community.
$10,000 to Wellsprings Village, Inc.: To support the Mental Health Awareness Program.
$10,000 to Young Audiences of Houston: To support the Self-Care Learning Lab at Kashmere High School.
*These agencies were funded in part by the Barbara and Roy Adams Endowed Community Grant Fund – $7,750 to Memorial Assistance Ministries and $16,250 to Neuhaus Education Center