League Awards $150,000 Community Assistance Grants to Worthwhile Organizations
Each year, the Junior League provides Community Assistance grants to worthwhile organizations that do not receive ongoing volunteer support or financial assistance through the League’s Community Program. The League’s Community Assistance Committee reviews the grant requests based on their alignment with League and board determined focus 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. On January 25 the Junior League awarded over $150,000 in grants to 10 worthy organizations. The organizations being awarded this year range from youth and family focused, such as The Periwinkle Foundation, ChildBuilders, ESCAPE Family Resource Center and Texas Center for the Missing, to education based Houston A+ Challenge, and health related groups such as The Center, Interfaith CarePartners, His Grace Foundation, The Hope and Healing Center and the Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM). League funds will be used in a variety of ways including search and rescue training, mental health care services for female survivors of trauma and more. More detailed information on how each organization will utilize League funds to further support their cause is listed below.