Community Grant Award

Each year the Junior League of Greenwich awards up to $5,000 to a community organization to provide financial support for a community need that is not being met by current Junior League projects or programs. The grant is intended to fund new initiatives or expand programs relating to community needs, not subsidize existing programs, and will be presented in the Spring of each year.

The deadline for application submission was December 6, 2016.  For information regarding this Community Grant Award, contact jlg@jlgreenwich.org.  Click here to download an application for the Community Grant Award for Spring 2018. (Application submission for the 2016-2017 year has CLOSED).

 

The Junior League of Greenwich proudly presents its 2017 Community Grant Award to Abilis.

Abilis will be awarded a grant of $5000.  The grant will be applied to launch a new activities program, “Cooking and Crafts” for children with disabilities in the 4th-8th grade level.  There will be 8 Saturday monthly classes with the goal of nurturing interests, social skills and friendships beyond the school environment.  There is a gap in Saturday morning programming options for children with special needs.  Most children have sports and other activities, while children with special needs do not have that opportunity.

While the children are in class, Abilis will offer several parent programs during the year on topics of interest, such as middle school and high school transition planning, which will be presented by Abilis staff and professionals.

 

The Junior League of Greenwich proudly presented two 2016 Community Grant Awards to the Greenwich Alliance for Education and Kids in Crisis.

The Greenwich Alliance for Education will apply the grant towards implementing a new program, Mastering Math on Saturdays at New Lebanon School. This is a “parent and child” five-week instructional pilot. The goal is to encourage parent participation in their child’s math education during the course of five Saturday mornings at New Lebanon School.

Kids in Crisis will utilize the award to launch a pilot “social skills” program called Bucket Skills at three public elementary schools in Greenwich. Bucket Skills will be administered to two separate groups of five to eight kindergarten and first grade students for four-week sessions in three Greenwich public schools. The curriculum will be based on the nationwide “Bucket Fillers” program – the premise that all of us are carrying around an invisible bucket, and that being kind to each other and ourselves fills it up, and being a bully or rude empties it.