Community Grant Award

Each year the Junior League of Greenwich awards up to $5,000 to a community organization based in Greenwich, CT 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, rather than subsidize existing programs. This grant will be presented in the Spring of 2020.
A list of current projects can be found here: JLG Project List
The aggregate amount awarded will be up to $5,000.

Any local tax-exempt organization

The organization should promote voluntarism and provide training and/or education for the community

1. Submission of the Grant Request Form: Click Here
2. Most recent audited financial report
3. IRS Tax Exempt Determination Letter
4. Current year’s budget
5. Annual Report (if available)

If you have any questions regarding the JLG’s grant process, please contact the JLG office at (203) 869-1979 or email at 

NOTE: Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted online, on or before Friday December 6, 2019.

Last years winners:

The Junior League of Greenwich presented the 2019 Community Grant Award to Kids in Crisis and Open Arts Alliance.

In 2019 the Junior League of Greenwich awarded $3,000 to Kids In Crisis and $2,000 to the Open Arts Alliance. The grant of $3,000 to Kids In Crisis will support the Lighthouse program, specifically funding a promotional video. In 2018, Kids In Crisis took over Lighthouse, a program that serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies with a safe space weekly meeting. Teens can drop in to share life experiences and feelings in a confidential, non-threatening environment, and socialize and share common bonds. Lighthouse also hosts guest speakers, trips, barbecues, parties and movie nights. Lighthouse encourages LGBTQ youth to live their best, healthiest and most authentic lives. The video, which will be featured on the Kids In Crisis website and used in presentations, will showcase what Lighthouse has done and intends to do in the community, while celebrating LGBTQ youth.

The Open Arts Alliance was presented an award of $2,000 to fund a new Junior Ensemble Tour “bridge program.” The Open Arts Alliance’s mission is to bring the arts to under-served members of the community. Open Arts Alliance runs arts enrichment programs for senior citizens with mobility issues, cognitive deficits and dementia. The organization’s bridge program connects teens with these seniors through performing arts. The new bridge program will bring dance to seniors, and will run for 10 weeks in the fall of 2019, culminating in a weekend workshop in December 2019. The bridge program will enable 10-15 students from the Greenwich area to work with hundreds of senior citizens.


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