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Grants to Jackson, Mississippi Organizations for Children's
Health, Literacy, and Social Development

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Junior League of Jackson (JLJ)

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Grants to Jackson, Mississippi organizations to enhance the quality of life for local youth and children. Applications will be considered from organizations working to address the following community needs: children’s health, early literacy, and social development. Each Proposed Project must have a minimum of 5 JLJ volunteers to be considered.

The Junior League of Jackson endorses a Community Impact Model for the selection and evaluation of its community projects. This model requires the League to identify a small number of critical community needs, and to place its volunteers and project funds exclusively or primarily in those areas, in order to maximize the League’s effectiveness in improving the community. The League recently updated and streamlined its community impact areas, which will be used for selecting 2019-2020 year projects.

If your Proposed Project addresses one or more of the identified community needs, the Junior League looks forward to considering a partnership with your organization.

Early Literacy: JLJ is interested in improving school readiness.

Children's Health: JLJ is interested in improving knowledge of the importance of eating nutritional foods, improving accessibility to these foods, improving knowledge of the importance of being physically active, and promoting the development of skills to be physically active.

Social Development: JLJ is interested in encouraging a sense of respect for self/others, encouraging self-esteem/self-confidence, providing safe/healthy environments for the development of social/emotional health, and increasing access to activities that teach responsible decision making and positive life choices.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170428

Term of Contract:

All Proposed Projects must begin no earlier than June 1, 2019, and conclude no later than May 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be considered from organizations working to address an identified community need.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period begins May 11, 2018, and will continue until June 30, 2018.

The Project Package for 2019-2020 will be finalized by the Junior League of Jackson in February of 2019, and you will be notified of JLJ's decision regarding this Proposed Project via email by February 28, 2019.

If you have more than one Proposed Project idea, please submit a separate and complete application form for each proposal.

Contact Information:

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

Online Application Form:

Please contact Project Evaluation Chairs Melanie Lauderdale or Katy Bentley at with any questions.

Junior League of Jackson
805 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi: Jackson