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Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grant

Grants to Louisiana Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
for Programs that Improve the Lives of Women

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Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) - Community Assistance Fund (CAF)

Deadline Date:

01/15/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Louisiana nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs and projects that benefit local women. Consideration will be given to programs that align with the funding source's focus area of giving women opportunities to advance their wellbeing. Program effectiveness is an important consideration in the awarding of Community Assistance Fund grants. Programs must benefit women in the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area.

JLNO awards Community Assistance Fund grants once a year in the following areas:

  • Economic Opportunity: Supporting women’s potential to seize economic opportunities
  • Physical and Mental Health: Improving women’s health, allowing them to live healthy and happy lives
  • Family Assistance: Providing needed family support to alleviate the burdens on women caregivers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176720

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Assistance Fund grant requests may be made for up to $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt agencies (501(c)(3)’s).
- Organizations cannot be considered if they have received funding in the past 12 months.
- Funds must be used within the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area.
- All grants are subject to contractual agreement with a six month follow up required of organizations who receive Community Assistance Fund awards.
- Requests for Community Assistance Fund grants must be for a specific and stated purpose.
- Grant assistance through this fund must benefit more than just a single individual. The broader the reach that the funding will serve, the better the case for funding.

The Junior League of New Orleans will not fund:
- Out-of-state organizations (unless the request is to serve and benefit persons in the Metropolitan New Orleans)
- Sponsorship of special events
- Religious instruction or teachings
- Political activities
- Travel expenses
- Fundraising donations
- Marketing expenses
- Overhead, including but not limited to salaries, utilities, rent, and taxes
- Contributions to capital fundraising drives
- An agency which has a project currently being funded by the Junior League of New Orleans

Requests for general operating revenues will not be considered unless unusual circumstances exist and a case is made for why these funds are identified as critical or dire needs.

Requests for employee training and development are discouraged.

Acceptance of a Community Assistance Fund grant will change the status of an organization under consideration for a proposed Community Project partnership. While organizations may apply for both the CAF and a Community Project partnership in the same year, organizations may not be selected for both.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

For questions, please email or call 504-891-5845.

Junior League of New Orleans
4319 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

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USA: Louisiana: Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Area

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