Community Assistance Grant

The Junior League of the Palm Beaches has a rich history of identifying unmet needs in our local area, developing programs with impactful outcomes, and forming community partnerships to achieve our goals. 

The purpose of the Community Assistance Grant is to identify and aid non-profit agencies in Palm Beach County whose proposed funding would go towards one of the components of our mission. Preference will be given to those agencies who are working to ensure children and young adults in and aging out of the foster care system are supported and ready to thrive as they approach independence.

The following organizations are ineligible for grants:

  • Schools
  • Individuals
  • Travel expenses and/or salaries
  • Fundraising events
  • Scholarships/Tuition
  • Sectarian or religious projects

Every April, the Community Advisory Council votes to determine the recipients of our grants. The winners are eligible to receive up to $3,500 in financial aid toward a program or project. Winners will be announced, and checks will be presented to selected recipients during the Donor Relations Party.

Applications will be available in January 2021.

 

2019-2020 Award Recipients

Distribution of the 2019-2020 Community Assistance Grant coincided with start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. As a result, JLPB awarded grants to the following organizations:

  • $2,500 was allocated to Best Buddies, one of JLPB’s Diversity & Inclusion Community Partners. 
  • $22,500 was donated to the Town of Palm Beach United Way, which started a COVID-19 Emergency Fund where every dollar donated was matched. This means our gift of $22,500 was matched and become $45,000 to help numerous organizations.