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Junior League of Springfield (JLS) Grant

Grants and In-Kind Volunteer Support to Missouri Nonprofits for
Projects that Promote Voluntarism and Women's Advancement

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Junior League of Springfield (JLS), MO

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 5:00 PM


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Grants and in-kind volunteer support to Missouri nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects that promote community action, volunteer leadership, and the development of women's potential. Funding is intended for one-day projects that utilize the organizational expertise and trained volunteers of the Junior League. Organizations must demonstrate how they embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work. Projects should impact residents of Greene County.

JLS is accepting proposals for Done in a Day Projects. 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, one or two project sessions are scheduled a year, but if more are needed, the League can take that into consideration.

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 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.

All projects shall support the mission and vision of JLS and no projects shall conflict with the JLS values.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 136407

Term of Contract:

- Projects should be fulfilled between June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023.
- 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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The organization requesting funding must have exemption from Federal Income Tax under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and not be a private foundation.

Pre-Application Information:

2021-22 Grant Cycle Timeline:
- Step 1: Watch this Community Partner Informational Video recorded on September 24th via Zoom to learn more about the proposal process:
- Step 2: Submit A Request For Proposal - October 15, 2021 at 5 pm — Deadline
- Step 3: RFPs Reviewed - Junior League 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 2022, and community partners will be notified at this time.

If you are coordinating with or serving another agency (i.e., public schools, church, etc.), their approval and commitment to this project must accompany your proposal in writing as an attachment to your proposal.

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Contact Information:

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

To apply, submit a completed grant application to

If you have questions, please contact Victoria Sprenger, Project Review and Development Chair, at the above email address.

Junior League of Springfield, MO
2574 E. Bennett St.
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 887-9422

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USA: Missouri: Greene County

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