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Community Giving Grant

Grants to Mesa County, Colorado Nonprofits for
Programs that Benefit Youth, Women, and Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Junior Service League (JSL) of Grand Junction

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Mesa County, Colorado nonprofits to support community organizations that render services to enhance the quality of life for women, children, and families. Past grant recipients include food and clothing banks, arts programs, health education, suicide prevention, recreation programs, programs for the disabled, programs for low-income families to achieve independence, programs for incarcerated youth, and more.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 136405

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests should not exceed $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation does not accept requests for multi-year funding. Funds must be committed and used within one (1) year from date of receipt, i.e. funds awarded in December 2017 must be used by December 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

-All applicants must have at least a three-member Board of Directors.
-Applicants must have non-profit 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
-All programs must have been operating for no less than two (2) years.
-Upon request, all applicants must be able to provide previous fiscal year financial statement (audited if available) in addition to current fiscal year budget.
-All JSL funds must be used in Mesa County and primarily serve Mesa County residents.

JSL will not accept requests from:

-Sectarian/Religious programs designed specifically for their member’s benefit
-Animal rights organizations, not excluding Animal Welfare
-Federal, State or Local governments
-Political groups / candidates
-Media organizations
-Trade associations
-Fundraising drives
-JSL’s own events

JSL does not accept requests for:
- Multi-year funding
- Funding to cover operational costs only, no salary or employee costs

Pre-Application Information:

After the selection process is complete and voted on, JSL awards the chosen grant recipients with the funds in December at a celebratory dinner.

JSL will NOT award more than one (1) grant per year to any organization, including parent corporations or subsidiaries.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Junior Service League
P.O. Box 2385
Grand Junction, CO 81502

Kristin Wilson, Community Giving Chair

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Mesa County