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 8, 2017. For information regarding this Community Grant Award, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download an application for the Community Grant Award.
The Junior League of Greenwich proudly presents its 2017 Community Grant Award to Abilis.
Abilis will be awarded a grant of $5,000. 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.