Junior League Announces Community Grant Award

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The Junior League of Greenwich® (JLG) is now accepting applications for its Community Grant Award. Every year, the Junior League of Greenwich awards up to $5,000 to a community organization. The grant is to provide financial support for a community need not currently being met by Junior League projects or programs. The grant will be awarded to fund new initiatives or expand programs relating to community needs, and is not to subsidize an existing program. The grant will be presented to the recipients in the Spring.

Community Grant applications are due December 6, 2019. For more information, please call the JLG office 203-869-1979 or email the Junior League at jlg@jlgreenwich.org. Applications can be found online at www.jlgreenwich.org.

Last year, the Junior League of Greenwich presented the Community Grant Award to two organizations, Kids in Crisis (KIC) and The Open Arts Alliance.  The grant of $3,000 to Kids in Crisis was used to fund a promotional video for the Lighthouse program. The Lighthouse program 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.

The Open Arts Alliance was presented an award of $2,000 to fund a new Junior Ensemble Tour “bridge program.” The new bridge program brings dance to seniors, and runs for 10 weeks this fall, 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.