Junior League of Montgomery

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

Since its inception in 1926, Junior League of Montgomery (JLM) has awarded millions of dollars to various organizations in Montgomery. The Junior League is unique in that each financial award is accompanied by volunteers. This League year were are honored to be working with the following community partners to whom we awarded a total of $88,200 in grant monies:

Brantwood Children’s Home - $10,550

Brantwood Children's Home provides residential foster care to youth in need of a home. JLM volunteers, as a part of Project Angel Friends, will help plan events for the children including shopping for school clothes, a back to school party, birthday parties, etc.

  

 

Common Ground - $10,000

League volunteers have completed the first two phases of a renovation project at the Common Ground facility by painting and furnishing the counseling and common areas. The volunteers are currently working on the third phase and renovating the annex where the middle school and high school students meet.


 

Dream Court - $10,000

During the fall and spring, our members will volunteer at adaptive tennis coaching sessions for children and adults with disabilities.

 

  Medical Advocacy & Outreach - $5,000

 The food pantry, established by Junior League of Montgomery, is a nationwide model for how to incorporate nutrition into ongoing patient care by providing fresh and non-perishable grocery items to HIV/AIDS patients and their families on a weekly basis. JLM members will organize and distribute food from the pantry.

 

Hope Inspired Ministries - $15,800

This transformative job training and life skills program elevates families and communities as it teaches the fundamentals of responsibility and character to the heads of households. League members will mentor students at lunchtime and provide a sounding board for women in transition.

  

Impact Alabama - $7,250

Impact Alabama provides free tax preparation services and opportunities for savings for low-income, working families.  Our volunteers complete a tax training session and then assist families with completing their tax returns.


Girls on the Run - $12,000

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. JLM members will serve as running coaches and running buddies.

House to House - $10,000

The mission of House to House (H2H) is to rebuild and strengthen homes on the under-resourced west side of Montgomery, Alabama - both the physical structures and especially the families who live in them.  Junior League of Montgomery will be helping repair a home in Washington Park.

 

 Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians (MANE) $3,600

MANE is a non-profit organization formed in 1994 that provides safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to Montgomery and Tri-County Areas to children and adults with emotional, physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities. JLM members will serve as horse leaders, side walkers, and spotters during riding lessons for the students from Second Chance Foundation of Montgomery.

Montgomery Area Council on Aging - $3,600

The mission of MACOA is to assist senior citizens by providing services to promote independent living, by offering opportunities to enhance quality of life and by increasing community awareness of senior issues. Junior League of Montgomery is excited about partnering with MACOA and will prepare 100 frozen meals a month for Meals on Wheels.