Community Grants and Volunteer Opportunities

The Junior League of Columbus is now accepting Mini-Grant and Volunteer Applications.

Project Guidelines:

When evaluating potential projects with prospective Partners the Junior League of Columbus is looking for projects that clearly meet our mission, vision, and values. In addition, we are looking for projects in the Central Ohio area that have a volunteer aspect. We want our volunteers to be able to have meaningful volunteer experiences, learning about the organizations that we partner with, and feel like they’ve made a difference with their volunteer efforts.

  • Projects will be fulfilled on a rolling basis.
  • All projects shall support the mission and vision of JLC (see below).
  • Projects should utilize The Junior League’s trained volunteers and organizational expertise.

JLC is accepting proposals for two types of Grants:

  1. Mini Financial Grants – are available to non-profit organizations on a one-time basis for a special purpose, not exceeding $1,000 per organization per year.
  2. Quick Impact Volunteer Projects should be able to be completed in a single day. Volunteers are typically utilized for a 3 to 4-hour shift, but multiple shifts can be considered if the project will take longer than that. Generally, we schedule one or two project sessions a year, but if more is needed, we can take that into consideration.

 Grant Cycle Timeline

  •  Step 1: Submit a Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Step 2: Application Reviewed
    • We will review all of the RFP submissions and, if needed, will reach back out with any additional questions regarding the project submitted.
  • Step 3: Projects Selected and Community Partners Notified
    • The Junior League will select and approve projects and community partners will be notified of our decision.

If would you like to talk through opportunities, discuss potential opportunities, or have questions, please use the form below.


The Junior League of Columbus, Inc. is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


The Junior League of Columbus is the leading resource for trained volunteers. Through our programs and the Kelton House Museum and Garden, we educate the community, preserve the past and build for the future of Columbus.

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