Grant Opportunities

The Junior League of Springfield is accepting concept letters for its 2018-2019 grant cycle.

Project Guidelines:

  • Projects should be fulfilled between June 2019 – May 2020.
  • All projects shall support the mission and vision of JLS (see below). No projects shall conflict with the JLS values (see below).
  • Projects should utilize The Junior League’s trained volunteers and organizational expertise.
  • Projects should be able to be completed in a single day. Volunteers are typically utilized for a 3 to 4-hour shift, but multiple shifts can be considered if the project will take longer than that. Generally, we schedule one or two project sessions a year, but if more are needed, we can take that into consideration.

2018-2019 Grant Cycle Timeline

Step 1: Community Open House at Junior League Headquarters

Friday, August 31st at 3:00pm

Meet with Junior League leaders and hear more about our partnerships with community agencies. Learn what we look for in partner agencies and concept letters.

Step 2: Submit Concept Letter

Thursday, September 20th at 5:00pm Deadline

To apply, submit a two-page concept letter with a brief description of the project. Description should include the critical needs to be addressed, number of volunteers needed and contact information. Email concept letters to with the subject JLS Concept Letter.

Step 3: Requests to Submit RFP

If your concept letter is approved, The Junior League will ask your organization to submit a completed grant application. The deadline to submit the full application will be posted in your approval letter.

Step 4: Submit Completed RFP

Application will be provided to you by The Junior League and must be returned on time in order to be considered.

If you have questions, please contact Erin Malloy, Project Review and Development Chair, at


Junior League of Springfield

Project Review and Development Committee



The Junior League of Springfield, Inc is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.



Women Building Better Communities.



The Junior League of Springfield values:

  • The necessity and significance of women exercising leadership throughout the community.
  • Training and education that advance our personal and professional leadership skills.
  • Advocacy for issues impacting women and children.
  • An environment that encourages diversity of opinions and supports multi-generational engagement.
  • Each member’s unique needs for engagement in the League.