The Junior League of Monroe, Inc., is pleased to announce that it will award at least one (1) Community Endowment Fund Grant this 2023-2024 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 email@example.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 20, 2023. 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 14, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. The recipient(s) will be notified by Thursday, November 30, 2023. The grant will be awarded at our general membership meeting on January 9, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. The recipient(s) should plan to be present on that date.
The Junior League of Monroe is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.
Board of Trustees
Baylie Churchwell – JLM Financial VP/Endowment Chairman
Judge Aisha Clark – Monroe City Court Judge
Mary Linda McCann – Sustainer/Bank of Oak Ridge
Steve Richardson– President of Caldwell Bank and Trust Co.
Stephen Hill – Community Member/Lakeway Development Inc.
Melinda Minnefield – JLM President
JoAnn Powell – JLM Sustainer
Haley Holley – JLM President Elect
John Clausen – Investment Banker/Raymond James
Jennifer Fox – JLM Research VP
Christa Harrison – Assistant Financial VP
Steve Taylor – Community Member/Local Businessman
|League Year||Recipient||Amount Awarded|
|2022 – 2023||Literacy & Art Bus||$15,000|
|2022 – 2023||Autism Society of North Louisiana||$5,000|
|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||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|