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Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grant

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits for Projects that Benefit
Women, Children, and Families in Champaign-Urbana

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Junior League of Champaign-Urbana (JLCU)

Deadline Date:

03/15/19

Description:

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Grants to Illinois nonprofits for community benefit projects in the Champaign-Urbana area. Funding is specifically intended for projects in the areas of families, women, child welfare and protection, shelter, health, hunger prevention, literacy, school preparedness, and voluntarism.

Programs and projects should be related to the following Junior League of Champaign-Urbana position statements. (A Position Statement is a broad, flexible statement of the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana’s general position on a specified public issue and its commitment to take action on that issue.)

Position Statement(s)

Basic Family and Student Needs for School Readiness:
JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that support its long-term strategic impact area, Basic Needs for School Readiness, such that all children are prepared for success in the classroom by having stable resources.

As such, the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana may advocate within each of the following impact areas, as they relate to Basic Needs for School Readiness:

Child Protection and Welfare:
JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that protect the physical, social, and emotional welfare of children in our community.

Families:
JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that enable and encourage families to prepare their children for success in the classroom.

Health:
JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that address the physical, emotional, mental, vision, and dental health needs of children.

Hunger:
JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that combat food insufficiency, alleviate hunger, and ensure that all children have access to nutritious meals.

Literacy:
JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that encourage and improve literacy efforts for children in our community, both inside and outside the school environment.

Shelter:
JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that provide short- and long-term housing for children and their families.

School Preparedness:
JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that ensure that schools and teachers have the professional and material resources to provide success in the classroom.

Voluntarism:
JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that recognize voluntarism as an essential, effective component of our society and encourage voluntarism for personal development and as a means to innovate and advocate for meaningful change.

Women:
JLCU is committed to introducing, supporting, and acknowledging the creation and enforcement of legislation and programs that provide fair and equal opportunities for women and develop the potential of and prepare women for civic leadership.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179110

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The goal of the Community Assistance Fund (CAF) is to respond to the financial needs of nonprofit organizations, specifically for programs and projects related to Junior League of Champaign-Urbana position statements.

Pre-Application Information:

All Fall applications must be returned by October 15, 2018. The Community Assistance Fund Committee will review the applications and each organization will be notified by November 1, 2018.

All Spring applications must be returned by March 15, 2019. The Community Assistance Fund Committee will review applications and each organization will be notified by April 1, 2019.

Position Statements:
https://www.juniorleaguecu.org/?nd=positionstatements

Contact Information:

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

Submit questions online:
https://members.juniorleaguecu.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=3

Apply online:
https://members.juniorleaguecu.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=2

Return your completed application and supporting documentation to:

CAF Grant/Community Council Director
Junior League of Champaign-Urbana
2105 N. Dunlap, Suite 2A
Champaign, IL 61820

Or by email to admin@juniorleaguecu.org.

Send questions or inquires to: juniorleaguecu@gmail.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Champaign-Urbana area