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Grants and In-Kind Volunteer Support to Alabama
Nonprofits for Projects that Meet Community Needs

Agency Type:

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Junior League of Montgomery (JLM)

Conf. Date:

06/23/21

Deadline Date:

08/20/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants and in-kind volunteer support to Alabama nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects that meet the needs of local residents. Priority will be given to proposals with clearly defined volunteer opportunities. Eligible projects are those that benefit the residents of Montgomery.

The Junior League of Montgomery’s (JLM) Community Research Committee accepts grant applications for funding and volunteer placement. Each financial award is accompanied by volunteers. 

Projects must address a major community need and fall within the Foundation's focus area of “Strengthening Families.” The Foundation is committed to this focus by identifying and participating in programs that promote parenting skills, promoting the positive development and education of all children and youth, supporting the elderly and the medically under-served and strengthening the community.

The project should ideally utilize 8-25 volunteers for 15-20 hours each in a meaningful way. A minimum of 8-10 volunteers must be utilized in the project. 

JLM awards grants to agencies that support the mission of its organization and its emphasis on: 

  • The promotion of the arts in the community 
  • The health and well being of children 
  • The health and well being of women 
  • The health and well being of the elderly
  • Literacy and quality education for all 
  • The promotion of voluntarism 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156274

Term of Contract:

A Junior League project “Year” runs from June 1 to May 31.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All project proposals must be received by a designated nonprofit agency that is a 501(c) (3) organization.

Administrative costs will not be supported.

The JLM, Inc. is not ableto fund the following types of expenses:
• General operating expenses, salaries, administrative costs (including tangible office property or supplies, insurance premiums, licensing fees, training or travel for employees, and any other typical business expenses)
• Background checks
• Endowments
• Debt reduction
• Fundraising expenses
• Political expenses
• *Capital campaigns, acquisition of real property, or construction of real property
• Routine equipment or facility maintenance
• *Vehicle purchases and/or transportation costs

Items to keep in mind:
• Capital Improvements WILL be considered, as long as the request pertains to direct patient/client services. A volunteer component MUST relate to the funding request in this situation (e.g. Sonogram machine or software program).
• Transportation costs WILL be considered, as long as the request pertains to direct patient/client services. A volunteer component MUST relate to the funding request in this situation (e.g. gas, repairs).

Pre-proposal Conference:

The next Grant Workshop is on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Junior League of Montgomery, 3570 Carter Hill Road, Montgomery, AL 36111.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Click here to register to attend: https://members.jlmontgomery.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=135

Pre-Application Information:

The completed proposal is due by 11:59 PM Friday, August 20, 2021.

After you submit your proposal, you will be contacted by a Community Research Committee member to discuss your proposal, and a site visit may be scheduled. This will occur after September 1, 2021.

Proposed projects will be voted on by the full JLM membership in February 2022.

A contract between the Junior League and the sponsoring organization of each accepted project will be signed in May 2022 at the JLM May General Membership Meeting. Checks will be presented to the selected organizations at that time. Applicants not receiving funding will be notified via email by February 2022.

Contact Information:

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

Applications and supporting materials should be submitted via e-mail only to jlmcommresearch@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please contact the Community Research Chair, Carrie Shaw at the email address listed above.

Junior League of Montgomery
3570 Carter Hill Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36111
Phone: 334-288-8816

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