Community Grants

The Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) is pleased to announce the opening of its Community Grants process for 2018-2019.

JLCC is focusing on grants that support an innovative approach to solving the social challenges of economic insecurity or family violence. We are looking for creative, world-changing ideas that enable the agency to better serve its clientele, collaborate with cross-sector organizations, capitalize on efficiencies, and, of course, make a significant impact.

We have moved to a letter of intent (LOI) process to make it easier for you to communicate your creative, outside-the-box ideas.

Guidelines

  • Who may submit?  Any 501(c)(3) organization serving residents of Collin County that has been established for at least two years and is governed by a local board of directors.
  • What is the criteria?
    • JLCC is focusing on grants that support the areas of economic insecurity and/or family violence
    • Grant awards are anticipated to range between $5,000-$25,000; however, other amounts may be considered
    • Funding requests should directly impact citizens in Collin County
    • Funding requests should have measurable impact and evaluation criteria
  • What is the process to apply?
    • A Letter of Intent (LOI) must be submitted via email to communitygrants@jlcollincounty.org by 5pm on December 31, 2018
    • The LOI must be no longer than 2 pages and include the following information:
      • Legal name of the requesting organization & Tax ID
      • Mission statement and brief history of the organization
      • Description of the request to be considered
      • Specific dollar amount requested
      • Description of the measurable impact and evaluation criteria the organization will use to determine the success of the impacted program/project
      • Name, email, and direct phone for the point of contact
    • Organizations selected to submit a full application will be notified on or before February 15, 2019.  Applications will be due by March 29, 2019, and grants will be awarded in May 2019.

Exclusions

  • Requests from individuals, not associated with a nonprofit, will not be considered
  • Requests will not be considered for:
    • Fundraising drives
    • Political campaigns
    • Sectarian religious projects
    • Travel expenses
    • An individual
    • Salaries

Questions

Have questions? Please email communitygrants@jlcollincounty.