Junior League of Greenwich

Community Grants

Community Grants 2012-13 

2012-13 Community Grants Application

The 2012-13 Community Grants Application are now available. Please click here to download an application. 

Deadline:  Applications are due by NOVEMBER 30, 2012.

The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) designates a portion of its funds to be awarded to one or more community organizations.

The purpose of the JLG grant awards is to provide financial support to areas of community need that are not being met by current JLG projects or programs. The grant is intended to fund new initiatives, not subsidize existing programs. A list of current projects can be found on the JLG website, click here.

The aggregate amount awarded will be up to $5,000. The requests will be reviewed and approved by the Junior League of Greenwich Community Council and Board of Directors. Awards will be presented in Spring 2013. When presented, details on post-grant reporting requirements will be included.

A completed application includes the attached two-page grant request form and the following:

* Most recent audited financial report
* IRS Tax Exempt Determination Letter
* Annual Report (if available)
* Current year’s budget
* Current board member listing

Please include any other information you feel more fully describes your organization.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

The Junior League of Greenwich
231 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Attn: Cindy Lyall, President Elect

If you have any questions regarding the JLG’s grant process, please contact Cindy Lyall, President Elect through the JLG office at (203) 869-1979 or email at jlg@jlgreenwich.org

Congratulations to our past grant recipients:

2011-12 Community Grant Winners

Voluntary Services for the Blind of Fairfield County - $3,000

The Voluntary Services for the Blind’s (VSB) mission is to provide services to visually impaired clients. VSB provides five services to help individuals to maintain an independent life-style:
  • Driving to appointments/events

  • Shopping from a list or with client

  • Clerical assistance with bills, etc.

  • Friendly visitors

  • Reading.

VSB was granted $3,000 by the Junior League of Greenwich to expand its program to Greenwich, specifically targeting underserved populations at residences such as Agnes Morley, Nathanial Witherell, Quarry Knoll, McKinley Terrace and Wilbur Peck. This grant request was particularly appealing as 75% of the VSB clients are female and almost 25% are over the age of 90.

Mothers for Others - $2,000

Mothers for Others (“MFO”) strives to fill a need which is not being met in Greenwich - helping families find a meaningful place to donate unwanted baby and children related items while assisting other families to obtain those same items that they need but cannot afford. While similar, MFO fills the gap that Neighbor-to-Neighbor (“N2N”) doesn’t meet in terms of the kind of donations collected and distributed due to N2N’s space constraints and MFO’s focus on car-seats, strollers, diapers, high-chairs as well as toys, games and athletic equipment.

Eligibility requirements are solely determined by Greenwich Social Services and Family Centers and then referred to MFO. The Junior League of Greenwich provided a $2,000 grant to MFO for capital expenditures to expand their services such as shelving, bins, tables, coat-racks and a printer. This grant was particularly appealing due to the pure volunteer nature of this endeavor and the opportunity it provides children to volunteer as well.