Grant Opportunities

The Junior League of Springfield is accepting Request For Proposals for its 2019-2020 grant cycle.

Project Guidelines:

  • Projects should be fulfilled between June 2020 – May 2021.
  • 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, September 13th at 3:30pm

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

Step 2: Submit A Request For Proposal

Friday, October 4th at 5:00pm —Deadline

To apply, submit a completed grant application to communityimpact@jlspringfield.org with the subject JLS RFP. Please be as detailed as possible regarding your proposed project on the application. This should include the critical needs to be addressed, the number of volunteers needed, funding requests, and contact information.

Step 3: RFPs 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 2019, and community partners will be notified at this time.

If you have questions, please contact Rachael Mhire, Project Review and Development Chair, at communityimpact@jlspringfield.org.

 

Junior League of Springfield

Project Review and Development Committee

 

Mission

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.

 

Vision

Women Building Better Communities.

 

Values

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.