Community Grant

Grants to Wayne County, Michigan Nonprofits for
Children's Education, Health, and Enrichment

GrantWatch ID#: 175741
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Junior League of Detroit (JLD)


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Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to Wayne County, Michigan nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of local children. Programs may be in the areas of education, health, culture, and recreation. Within the program area of education, the Foundation is interested in childhood literacy and enrichment. Within the program area of health, the Foundation is interested in basic needs.

Funding will be awarded to nonprofit organizations serving the citizens of Detroit and Wayne County. Traditionally, these awards have been a tremendous help to fledgling or "grass roots" organizations as well as established organizations that have a specific need but have been unable to find funding.

$500 - $3,000

The Community Grants Committee will:

-Only review completed applications with the appropriate supporting documentation (See attached checklist);

-Limit applications to organizations having an office(s) in Wayne County and providing service within Wayne County, or applicants having 75% of their clients residing in Wayne County whose goals are to improve the health and welfare of children;

-Only consider applicant organizations that are exempt from taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have an umbrella status with an agency that has received such a determination;

-Only consider applicants that provide a detailed explanation for (1) the specific program for which funds are being requested and (2) an itemized budget breakdown for the line item(s) for which JLD funds are being requested:

-Only consider applicants that provide a CPA prepared financial statement for the prior fiscal year, or if one is not available, an organization prepared financial statement for the prior fiscal year; and

-Give preference to new projects or organizations.

The Community Grants Committee will not:
-Consider requests from individuals;
-Fund organizations more than once every twenty-four months from receipt of funds; and
-Fund general operations, salaries, stipends, and transportation or capital improvements.

Review eligibility and applicaiton instructions here:

Funding is based on a quarterly cycle with the following deadlines: February 1, March 1, and May 1.

You will be notified in writing of a decision in approximately eight weeks from submission deadlines as each grant award requires the approval of the Board of Directors.

To submit the pdf application, fill out the fields and save this file at your organization before you
email it to the Junior League of Detroit. Send additional attachments by attaching them to the
email to the JLD office. It is preferred if all application documents are submitted as one complete pdf file.

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

Terees Western, Chair

Junior League of Detroit
32 Lake Shore Road
Grosse Pointe Farms
Michigan 48236

Wayne County

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