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 feeling like they’ve made a difference with their volunteer efforts.

  • Projects should be fulfilled between September 2021 – June 2022.
  • 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.

2021-2022 Grant Cycle Timeline

  • Step 1: Submit a Request for Proposal
    • The deadline to submit a Grant Application is May 1, 2021.
  • 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 by June 2021, and community partners will be notified at this time.

If would you like to talk through opportunities, discuss potential opportunities, or have questions, please contact us here.

Mission

The Junior League of Columbus, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Vision

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.