Endowment Fund

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.  The purpose for establishing the Endowment Fund was to give the Junior League of Monroe, Inc. the ability to share its resources with other non-for-profit programs positively impacting our community independent of fundraisers.  The Endowment Fund is managed by John Clausen of Raymond James , who implements a disciplined approach of investing to ensure constant growth in the Fund.  A contribution to the Endowment Fund is a contribution to the future of the women, children and community culture of the Monroe Area.

 

 Endowment 2021-2022 Fall applications are available.

to the JLM Endowment Fund!

The Junior League of Monroe, Inc., will award at least one Endowment Fund Grant this League Year.  The JLM Endowment Fund will donate a minimum of $10,000 this year through this grant application process.  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:

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

Please EMAIL all documents to jrleague@jlmonroe.org 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 October 15th, 2021.  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 9th at 7 pm.  The recipient(s) will be notified by December 15th.  The grant will be awarded at our January General Meeting of the following year (TBD).

 Board of Trustees

Suhan Wallace – 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.
Mary Francis Siggers – JLM President
Tiffany Rials – JLM President-Elect
JoAnn Powell – JLM Sustainer
Steve Taylor – Community Member/Local Businessman
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John ClausenInvestment Banker/Raymond James
April Hammett– Ex-Officio—Secretary/Asst. Financial VP

 Past Recipients

League Year Recipient Amount Awarded
2020 – 2021 Northeast LA 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 $5,000.00
2018-2019 Easter Seals Louisiana, Inc. $4,500.00
2018-2019 JLM Care Closets $8,500.00
2017-2018 Food Bank of NELA $5,000.00
2017-2018 Boys & Girls Club $11,500.00
2016 – 2017 Little Theatre of Monroe, Inc. $   5,000.00
2016 – 2017 Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana $ 10,000.00
2015 – 2016 Shane’t Inspiration $   5,000.00
2015 – 2016 Camp Quality USA $   5,000.00
2015 – 2016 Two Penny Missions, Inc. $   5,000.00
2014 – 2015 The Greater Ouachita Lions Club $   5,000.00
2014 – 2015 Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana $   5,000.00
2014 – 2015 The YMCA $   5,000.00
2013 – 2014 West Monroe Civitans Smiles Park at Kiroli $ 10,000.00
2013 – 2014 Chennault Aviation Museaum $   5,000.00
2012 – 2013 Family Promise of Ouachita $ 10,000.00
2012 – 2013 First West Counseling $   5,000.00
2011 – 2012 Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana $ 10,000.00
2011 – 2012 Pilots for Patients $   5,000.00
2010 – 2011 Friends of the Ouachita Public Library $ 10,000.00
2009- 2010 The Extra Mile $ 10,000.00
2008- 2009 Seeker Springs $ 10,000.00
2007- 2008 The Dixie Diehards $ 10,000.00
2006- 2007 JLM- Education Task Force $ 15,000.00
2005- 2006 The Center for Children and Families $ 15,000.00