Endowment Fund Grant

For 17 years, the JLM membership has been proud to partner with and support other organizations within our community through Endowment Fund Grants.

The Junior League of Monroe, Inc., is pleased to announce that it will award at least one (1) Community Endowment Fund Grant this 2022-2023 League Year. A minimum of $15,000 will be awarded through this grant application process to a local non-profit organization to help with certain projects, missions, and programs for the betterment of our community.

To qualify, your organization must meet the eligibility requirements listed below:

1. Your organization must be classified as a not-for-profit entity,
2. Grant proceeds must be used within Ouachita Parish,
3. Projects must further the Junior League’s purpose of building a better community,
4. Grant proceeds cannot benefit any one individual, and
5. Grant funds cannot be used for religious instruction or for political activities.

Please submit all of the following with your application:

  • A copy of your most recent financial statement and/or IRS form 990
  • A list of the current Board of Directors
  • A copy of your organization’s 501 (c) (3) designation letter from the IRS.

Please EMAIL all documents to jlmmonroefinancial@gmail.com to be reviewed by the Community Endowment Fund Board of Trustees.

Grant applications must be completed and emailed to be considered. Email documents no later than Noon on Friday, October 21, 2022. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Finalist(s) should be prepared to make a presentation to the General Membership on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The recipient(s) will be notified by November 30, 2022. The grant will be awarded at our general membership meeting on January 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. The recipient(s) should plan to be present on that date.

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

2022-2023 Endowment Grant Applications are Open.

Board of  Trustees

April Hammett – JLM Financial VP/Endowment Chairman
Lisa Miller – Sustainer/Educator
Mary Linda McCann – Sustainer/Regions Bank
Steve RichardsonPresident of Caldwell Bank and Trust Co
Stephen HillCommunity Member /Lakeway Development Inc.
Tiffany Rials– JLM President
Melinda Minnefield – JLM President-Elect
JoAnn Powell – JLM Sustainer
Steve Taylor – Community Member/Local Businessman
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John ClausenInvestment Banker/Raymond James
Baylie ChurchwellAsst. Financial VP

 Past Recipients

League Year Recipient Amount Awarded
2021 – 2022 Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts (SYAA) $15,000
2020 – 2021 Northeast Louisiana Arts Council $14,000
2020 – 2021 Sarah’s Laughter  $4,000
2019-2020 Children’s Coalition $10,000
2019-2020 Boys’ and Girls’ Club $5,500
2019-2020 Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana $2,500
2018-2019 Food Bank of NELA $5,000
2018-2019 Easter Seals Louisiana, Inc. $4,500
2018-2019 JLM Care Closets $8,500
2017-2018 Food Bank of NELA $5,000
2017-2018 Boys & Girls Club $11,500
2016 – 2017 Little Theatre of Monroe, Inc. $5,000
2016 – 2017 Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana $10,000
2015 – 2016 Shane’t Inspiration $5,000
2015 – 2016 Camp Quality USA $5,000
2015 – 2016 Two Penny Missions, Inc. $5,000
2014 – 2015 The Greater Ouachita Lions Club $5,000
2014 – 2015 Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana $5,000
2014 – 2015 The YMCA $5,000
2013 – 2014 West Monroe Civitans Smiles Park at Kiroli $10,000
2013 – 2014 Chennault Aviation Museaum $5,000
2012 – 2013 Family Promise of Ouachita $10,000
2012 – 2013 First West Counseling $5,000
2011 – 2012 Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana $10,000
2011 – 2012 Pilots for Patients $5,000
2010 – 2011 Friends of the Ouachita Public Library $10,000
2009- 2010 The Extra Mile $10,000
2008- 2009 Seeker Springs $10,000
2007- 2008 The Dixie Diehards $10,000
2006- 2007 JLM- Education Task Force $15,000
2005- 2006 The Center for Children and Families $15,000

to the JLM Endowment Fund!