Community Assistance Grants

The Junior League is committed to exploring new opportunities that expand its community outreach through Community Assistance Grants.

The Community Assistance Committee evaluates grant applications for projects in the greater Houston community that do not currently receive volunteer support from the League and makes funding recommendations to the League’s Board of Directors for consideration. Specifically, requests that address a critical or basic need, fund a pilot program and/or expand a significant service to the community are considered.

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. The 2019 – 2020 fiscal year is the inaugural year of distribution for this endowed fund that focuses on children’s health and well-being initiatives and literacy/education enrichment.

Focus Areas

The focus areas for the 2020 – 2021 Community Assistance Grants are listed below:

  • Basic Needs
  • Children’s Education
  • Abuse/Neglect of Children
  • Mentoring Young Girls/Women

Deadline

Please note that The Junior League of Houston, Inc. has implemented a two-step application process.

Part One of the application is the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and is due by 11:59 PM on Friday, June 26, 2020. The Letter of Intent requirements may be reviewed here.

The Community Assistance Committee will review the letters and select organizations to submit a full application (Part Two). Invitations will be communicated by the end of July. Part Two will be due at 11:59 PM on Friday, August 28, 2020.

Click the link below to access Part One of the application:

2020 – 2021 Community Assistance Grant Application (Part One)

If you have any questions, please contact the Community Assistance Chairman at 713.871.6695 or community_assistance@jlh.org.

 

Click here to request emergency funds. Applications can be submitted on an on-going basis.

Click here for a list of  the Community Assistance Grants awarded in 2019 – 2020.

Click here for a list of  the Community Assistance Grants awarded in 2018 – 2019.

Click here for a list of  the Community Assistance Grants awarded in 2017 – 2018.

Click here for a list of the Community Assistance Grants awarded in 2016 – 2017.

Click here for a list of the Community Assistance Grants awarded in 2015 – 2016.

Click here for a list of the Community Assistance Grants awarded in 2014 – 2015.

Click here for a list of the Community Assistance Grants awarded in 2013 – 2014.

Click here for a list of the Community Assistance Grants awarded in 2012 – 2013.

Click here for a list of the Community Assistance Grants awarded in 2011 – 2012.

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