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Community Grants Program

Grants to Shoals-Area, Alabama Educational Institutions,
Schools, and Nonprofits to Improve the Lives of Women and Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Junior League of the Shoals (JLS)

Deadline Date:

12/31/18 5:00 PM CST


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Grants of up to $6,500 to Shoals-area, Alabama nonprofit educational institutions, community-based organizations, and schools for projects and programs that improve the lives of local children and women. Priority is given to proposals that include items that will continue to serve the community such as seed money for new or pilot projects or program materials, and tangible items such as program equipment and learning materials.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184745

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $6,500 per grant.

Applicants may not request more than $6,500.

Term of Contract:

Projects submitted under a grant application must be implemented between April 2, 2019, and November 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available to any school, educational institution or community-based organization with 501(c)3 or tax-exempt status in Lauderdale or Colbert Counties in Alabama. Proposals must be directed to meet needs in these counties to be considered for funding. Only one application per community organization will be accepted.

Generally, JLS is less likely to fund operating expenses (i.e. salaries, benefits, etc.) and items used one time (i.e. food, beverages, a field trip, etc.).

Requests for building or landscaping improvements should not be included in a grant proposal. Please note that JLS does not fund tax or shipping expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed 2018-2019 grant applications will be due on December 31, 2018, by 5 PM CST.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the website. Only complete applications will be considered. Facsimile applications will not be accepted.

The review process takes approximately 8-12 weeks from the application deadline date to be completed. Applicants will be notified no later than March 19, 2019, if their application has been accepted or rejected. Each applicant will be notified by email at the address specified within the grant application. Grant recipients will be expected to attend the April 2019 JLS meeting to receive their award.

Funds will be disbursed on April 2, 2019.

Consideration will be given to innovative projects that are not fully funded by an alternate funding source.

Contact Information:

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

To apply:

If you do not receive confirmation of your submission, please contact the Finance Committee chair at

Mailing address:

Junior League of the Shoals
P.O. Box 793
Sheffield, AL 35660

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama: Lauderdale or Colbert Counties