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Grants and In-Kind Volunteer Support to Alabama Organizations
for Projects that Address Urgent Community Needs in Eligible Regions

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Junior League of Birmingham

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Deadline Date:

09/17/21 4:00 PM


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Grants and in-kind volunteer support to Alabama organizations for community projects that address critical local needs in eligible locations. Project focus areas are education and culture, economic security and financial stability, health and wellness, and safety and crisis. Eligible projects are conducted in Birmingham.

Through issue-based voluntarism, better partnerships can be built between the agencies served, better train members to become experts on the critical issues and provide more meaningful experiences for volunteers. The goal is to eradicate pressing issues within the community, create advocates and community trustees (trained JLB members) who are passionate about an issue, and make a positive impact on the community through systemic change.

Project proposals must request volunteers as well as funding. It is recommended that projects have at least four to six volunteers. Volunteers must be utilized in quality positions that will allow for the volunteer to give 35-40 hours of community service. Volunteer time commitment includes time for travel, training, preparation, direct service, and evaluation. In addition, opportunities are sought that provide JLB members with flexibility (e.g., weekdays, evenings, weekends). 

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GrantWatch ID#: 175293

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community Research seeks partnerships with agencies that offer placement opportunities that average at least 35-40 hours per volunteer for a minimum of 4-6 volunteers.

JLB volunteers may not be asked to drive clients during project-related activities, solicit funds or services as representatives of the League for other non-profit agencies or plan/participate in another organization’s fundraiser for JLB placement credit.

JLB funds may not be used for newsletters/monthly publications/media items, fundraising efforts for other non-profits organizations, salary requests that are not essential to the success of the project and not tied to volunteer opportunities. Appropriate salary requests will only be funded up to 50% of the total grant request up to $10,000.

No third-party vendors will be paid.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Informational session about the JLB and utilizing volunteers.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this session:
Tuesday, August 10 at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Agencies who have never applied, have applied but never partnered with JLB, or who have a new project idea are strongly encouraged to attend this session.

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Pre-Application Information:

Completed project proposal application with requested supplemental attachments must be submitted by Friday, September 17 at 4 pm.

- Applications open August 9, 2021 at 8:00 AM
- Applications due: September 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM
- Site Visits to new applicants and community research review: October - December 2021
- Recommended projects are presented and approved by Executive Board. All agencies will e notified of the final decisions by the end of February 2022.
- Recommended projects are presented to JLB membership through the placement process. Final contract: March 2022
- Community Circle Impact Through Partnership event: April 7, 2022

Active members will be given the opportunity to select the placement of their choice in April 2022.

All vendors must have a W-9 on file to ensure JLB meets IRS requirements.

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Project Criteria:

Education and Culture:
Health and Wellness:
Economic Security and Financial Stability:
Safety and Crisis:

Contact Information:

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

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To discuss a project idea or determine whether a proposal fits within the guidelines, contact:
Kelly Klehm, Community Research Chair

Junior League of Birmingham
2212 20th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone: 205.879.9861
Fax: 205.879.9868

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