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Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
to Improve the Lives of Women and Children

Agency Type:

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Junior League of Bakersfield (JLB)

Deadline Date:

01/31/21 5:00 PM PST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to California nonprofit community organizations in eligible areas to improve the quality of life of women and children. Eligible projects should align with the focus area of literacy. Organizations applying for funding may utilize various strategies and activities that are consistent with the JLB mission and focus area. Projects should impact women and children in Kern County.


The Junior League of Bakersfield is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Project Grants:

  • Are defined programs that enrich, train, educate, or enhance the lives of women and/or children with the focus on “Literacy.” The defined program would target a specific goal and/or population and may also include the purchase of items that are a necessary component of the program. (Examples: literacy classes that include books, supplies for activities to enhance the program/project, etc.)
  • Are done in collaboration with Junior League of Bakersfield and use the Junior League members to implement the grant funded program.

For the 2021-2022 JLB year, only Project grant applications will be considered for funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166598

Estimated Size of Grant:

Project Grants are issued in amounts up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Project Grants will be for the 2021-2022 grant year (June 1, 2021 to May 30, 2022) and are renewable up to three years, if supported by JLB membership.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded to non-profit community organizations for the purpose of improving the welfare of women and children in Kern County.

Funds cannot be used for any ongoing administrative expense, such as salaries, consultant fees, rent, or utilities.

Pre-Application Information:

The due date for all applications is Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm (PST).

Contact Information:

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

Completed applications are to be emailed to the Junior League of Bakersfield to (no hardcopy applications will be accepted).

If you have any questions, please email

Junior League of Bakersfield
1928 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Ph: (661) 322-1671

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Kern County

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