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Junior League of Jackson (JLJ)

Deadline Date:

06/30/22 11:59 PM


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In-kind grants of volunteer services to Mississippi organizations to enhance the quality of life for local youth and children in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support organizations working to address community needs within the focus areas of children’s health, early literacy, and social development. Eligible organizations serve the residents of the Jackson metro area.

The Junior League of Jackson endorses a Community Impact Model for selecting and evaluating its community projects. This model requires the League to identify a small number of critical community needs and place its volunteers and project funds exclusively or primarily in those areas to maximize the League's effectiveness in improving the community.

Focus Areas:

  • Early Literacy: Early Literacy volunteers work primarily with elementary school students, exposing them to language and print resources to help students read at grade level. JLJ also provides support to teachers, which ranges from tutoring students to awarding grants for classroom needs. For additional information, see:
  • Children's Health: The Children’s Health impact area uses strategies that provide access to nutritional foods and increase knowledge on the benefits of healthy eating and being physically active. Efforts in this area include a pantry program, education series, and activities that promote movement and physical fitness. For additional information, see:
  • Social Development: The Social Development impact area employs strategies designed to improve problem-solving skills, coping skills, and to build self-esteem in children and youth. Projects provide access to information that will support positive life choices and help promote team building and socialization. For additional information, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170428

Term of Contract:

All Proposed Projects must begin no earlier than June 1, 2023, and conclude no later than May 31, 2024.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be considered from organizations working to address an identified community need.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

Community Projects Application Information Session Recording:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Please contact Project Development Chairs Kierstan Dufour and Karen Jones at with any questions.

Junior League of Jackson
805 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
Ph: 601.948.2357
Fx: 601.510.2378

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi: the Jackson metro area

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