Jackson Junior Welfare League

Community Giving 2015-2016

Community Project Funding Opportunity

The Jackson Junior Welfare League (JJWL) of Jackson, Michigan, is currently accepting Letters of Intent for organizations interested in serving as the beneficiary of the JJWL’s 2015-2016 fundraising activities, including the annual Gala. The women of the Jackson Junior Welfare League are honored to provide this opportunity to our community and we look forward to assisting those organizations that work diligently for the betterment of Jackson.

Eligibility

The Jackson Junior Welfare League has chosen the following Community Priority as the focus of our grant making for 2016:


Uplifting Those in Need

Vision: The Jackson Junior Welfare League seeks to collaborate with organizations and participate in programs that provide a helping hand to those living in our community that are struggling to live healthy, happy and stable lives and serve as a vehicle for success in reaching this goal through one or more of the following means:


-Aid in the provision of basic needs, such as food and shelter to those unable to consistently provide this for themselves and their families

-Promote access to resources that support skill development and aid individuals and families in reaching self-sufficiency

-Provide health related resources to those that are uninsured or underinsured in the Jackson community

-Provide resources that promote health (physical, mental and emotional) and safety

-Provide resources that provide active assistance to those struggling with drug dependency


· Applicants must be a Michigan-based nonprofit organization. Nonprofit must be a 501(c)3 organization or have a designated fiduciary agent.

· JJWL cannot award individuals.

Grant Request Description & Requirements

JJWL will recognize a single organization to serve as the beneficiary. Proceeds from our annual Gala – held in February 2016 – will benefit the selected organization. Although proceeds are yet to be determined, organizations may receive a minimum of $15,000* (based on grants made in recent years). Funding has the potential for being much greater - the greater the attendance at the event, the greater the proceeds for the beneficiaries.

· All applicants must submit a completed copy of the attached Letter of Intent, along with their 501(c)3 determination letter and most recent 990 by Friday, July 10, 2015 for consideration. Please email application documents as a single PDF to communityprojects@jjwl.org

· Grant recipients are required to participate in JJWL’s annual Gala in February by generating publicity to the organization’s mailing list, encouraging board members and staff to attend, and hosting an informational table at the event.

Jackson Junior Welfare League

Formed in 1930, JJWL is a charitable nonprofit organization, supporting the
Jackson, Michigan community through volunteerism and fundraising efforts.