IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY
Since our inaugural year in 2005, we have provided service to a variety of local agencies, including: Hope Haven, Friends of Caroline Hospice, the YMCA, the Lowcountry Blood Alliance, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry, CAPA, CODA, AMI Kids, Thumbs Up, and Born to Read.
The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) will be issuing Grant Funds for the 2017-18 calendar year. Requests for funds shall be accepted from non-profit 501(c)3 organizations that complement our mission to support and enrich the lives of women, children, and families in our community. This is a one-time grant. Organizations must reapply annually.
Requests must be postmarked by Monday April 1st, 2018 for consideration, and must be limited to 8 pages. Upon receiving all qualified applications, the JSLB Ways & Means committee will review and make the grant award(s) by the end of May 2018.
In 2017, through the grant funding process, the league was able to donate over $24,000 to deserving nonprofits to support a variety of programs. The agencies selected to receive funding are all closely aligned with the JSLB mission to enrich the lives of women, children and families in our community.
In 2017 we granted OVER $24,000 to local non-profits!
2016’s Recipients include:
- CAPA received $1,138 to cover the cost of background checks for their volunteers.
- Thumbs Up received $2,500 for their Thumbs Up Family Engagement in Learning project.
- CODA received $1,250 to purchase supplies for community education and outreach.
- Born to Read received $1,000 to purchase 500 books to provide books for low-income families.
- Second Helpings received $1,000 to purchase fruits, vegetables and shelf-stable proteins from local farmers and stores for people in need of food.
- Habitat for Humanity received $1,000 for home building materials.
- Hope Haven received $2,500 for supportive materials for their sessions of “Parent Cafe”, a forum for parents to enhance knowledge and skills related to raising children in a positive and productive environment.
- Storks Nest received $3,000 for the creation and distribution of new marketing materials intended to raise awareness of programs they offer.
- Friends of Carolina Hospice received $1,000 for supplies for their Children’s Bereavement Camp.
- HELP of Beaufort received $1,400 for emergency services assistance.
The Junior Service League of Beaufort, through its Service Project Committee, is accepting requests for volunteer placement from nonprofit organizations, community agencies and service providers for the next league year, which begins September 1, 2017 and ends May 31, 2018.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a need for their proposed projects and will outline measurable outcomes. Service project requests must align with the JSLB’s mission to support and enrich the lives of women, children and families in our community. Completed Service Project Request Forms must be received by April 15, 2018 in order to be considered. Please limit submissions to 5 pages in length, excluding attachments.
Proposed projects may be one-time or recurring within a specific time frame, but must allow a minimum of two JSLB members to volunteer at a time. Projects that involve fundraising activities will not be considered.
Inquiries and requests may be submitted electronically or by US mail by April 15, 2018.
SERVICE PROJECT COMMITTEE
JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE OF BEAUFORT
Post Office Box 1964
Beaufort, South Carolina 29901