Celebrating 85 Years of “Building A Better Community” – The Junior League of Houston, Inc. Community Assistance Grants Presentation

January 2010

Celebrating 85 years of “Building A Better Community,” the Junior League of Houston, Inc. is
thrilled to announce that they will be hosting their 85th Anniversary Celebration and Community
Assistance Grant Presentation on January 21, 2010. Each year, The Junior League of Houston,
Inc. seeks to broaden its impact in the community by providing Community Assistance Grants to
worthwhile organizations that do not receive volunteer support or financial assistance through
the League’s community projects. The League’s Community Assistance Committee reviews the
grant requests, prioritizes them based on their alignment with the League’s Board identified
focus areas, and makes site visits before determining which organizations will receive funding.
This year, the League will be awarding approximately $95,000 to the following agencies:

– Communities In Schools Houston
– Cristo Rey Jesuit School
– San José Clinic
– Small Steps Nurturing Center
– The Way Station at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church

Since the creation of the Community Assistance Grant Program in 1955 – 1956, the program
has directed $3.5 million in financial support to a variety of agencies benefiting the Houston
community and surrounding areas. This program is an integral component of the League’s
collaborative efforts and a formulated component of its annual Community Budget. The
Community Assistance Committee looks at programs that address a critical or basic need, fund
pilot programs, or expand a significant service.