Grant Opportunities

The Junior League of Springfield is no longer accepting Request For Proposals for its 2020-21 grant cycle. Please watch this space for future opportunities.

Project Guidelines:

  • Projects should be fulfilled between June 2021 – May 2022.
  • 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.
  • JLS is accepting proposals for two types of projects:
    • 1. Done In a Day 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.
    • 2. Done In a Year Projects are more long-term projects that will require more research and discussion after the initial proposal.

2020-21 Grant Cycle Timeline

Step 1: Watch this Community Partner Informational Video 

Hear more from Junior League leaders about our partnerships with community agencies. Learn what we look for in partner agencies and proposal requests.


Step 2: Submit A Request For Proposal

The deadline to submit a RFP was October 2, 2020

Please watch this page for more information on how to apply for the 2021-22 grant cycle!

Step 3: RFP’s Reviewed

We will review all of the RFP submissions and, if needed, will reach back out with any additional questions regarding the project submitted.

Step 4: Projects Selected and Community Partners Notified

The Junior League will select and approve projects by May 2021, and community partners will be notified at this time.

If you have questions, please contact Ashley Silva, 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.




Updated 9.7.2020