Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grants

Grants to Mobile Area, Alabama Nonprofits, Schools,
and Agencies for Children's Health Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 174584
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Junior League of Mobile - Community Assistance Fund (CAF)

10/28/16 12:00 PM

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Grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to Southern Alabama nonprofit organizations, schools that have public school status, and religious agencies that serve the general public, for programs and initiatives that improve the health of children in the Mobile area, with a specific focus on the areas of hunger, nutrition, and fitness.

Funded projects and programs should:

- Addresses a critical or basic need.
- Expand or provide a significant service to the community.
- Address the possible disruption of a program or service.

Additional criteria taken into consideration when choosing proposals are as follows:

- Organization has an unforeseen need not covered by its budget or present financial resources.
- Request is for funds to support a pilot program.

CAF grants are small amounts of money usually in the $1,000 to $4,000 range.


- Funds may only be granted to nonprofit, tax exempt organizations having proof of 501(c)3 authorization, schools that have public school status, or religious agencies which benefit the general public.
- Organization has not received CAF monies within the past twenty four months.

Note: JLM partner agencies that receive JLM volunteers and/or programming funds are not eligible for CAF funds.

Requests will not be considered for: fundraising drives, staff salaries, capital campaigns, political campaigns, sectarian religious projects, scholarships, tuition, research, endowments, agency/non-agency individuals, or agencies currently involved in a financial or project commitment with JLM.

Important Dates:

Application period: August 1 - October 30, 2016.
Applications due to JLM: Oct 28, 2016, noon
Winners Notified - Dec. 16, 2016

The PDF version of the application form is available for download below (see Supporting Documents).

The link to the online application form will be available as of August 1 at:

Note: Additional information is required for evaluation of assistance request and must be included with your application:

- A copy of your agency’s IRS letter of determination of tax-exempt status.
- Fiscal year-end balance sheet and income statement.
- Program budget (revenues and expenditures by line item).
- Other sources of projected income.
- If applicable, proof of public school status.

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

Please email the requested additional information to or mail to the address below:

Jennifer Green, Community Assistance Fund Chair
Junior League of Mobile
57 North Sage Avenue
Mobile, AL 36607

Mobile area

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