100 for 100 Grant Application

In honor of the Junior League of Louisville’s Centennial year in 2021, the Board of Directors and the General Membership will award a total of $100,000 in grants to local nonprofits as a way to celebrate the last 100 years and kick off our next 100 years of service to the Louisville community.  This will be a one-time, transformational gift which will have the capacity to dramatically impact a nonprofit’s work and will profoundly advance the future of the organization, its constituents, the Junior League of Louisville and the community.

The Junior League of Louisville (JLL) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.  The Junior League of Louisville embraces women of various backgrounds through acceptance of individual experiences and encourages growth through our mission.  Since 1921, the organization has spearheaded efforts to start and/or expand organizations and programs such as the YMCA Safe Place, Art Sparks at the Speed Art Museum, Ronald McDonald House, Noogieland at Gilda’s Club, Kid Zone at the Louisville Science Center, Main Street Revitalize, and so much more. We also provide support to nonprofits throughout the greater Louisville area through various single day volunteer opportunities.

JLL is seeking proposals from community-based nonprofits to award $5,000-$25,000 grant(s) that will align with JLL’s mission.  All organizations are invited to apply, with emphasis on organizations aligning with our focus area of youth homelessness and /or in the area of promoting racial equality. Both programmatic and capital projects will be considered.

The JLL’s Grant Making Committee will use the following criteria when evaluating proposals:

  • The organization’s impact on the greater Louisville community
  • The organization’s fiscal health
  • Whether the project aligns with JLL’s community focus areas, as described above
  • Whether the project can be completed within the award period (January 2021-December 2021)
  • Whether the awarded funding will have an impact beyond the grant award period
  • Whether the project will meet an unmet or under-served need in the community


October 15, 2020 – 100 for 100 Grant Applications are available.

October 30, 2020 – Deadline to submit questions to admin@juniorleaguelouisville.org

November 1, 2020 – Deadline for JLL to respond to organizations’ questions, via email

November 15, 2020 – Deadline to submit proposals

December 15, 2020 – Grant Committee review and select Grant recipients.

January 2021 – Grants will be awarded at the JLL 100 for 100 Grant Ceremony.


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