Since its inception in 1926, The Junior League of Montgomery (JLM) has awarded millions of dollars to various non-profit organizations in Montgomery. The Junior League is unique as each financial award is accompanied by volunteer service hours.
This League year, we are honored to work with the following community partners to whom we awarded $77,176.00 in grant monies.
|2022-2023 Placement||Grant Awarded|
|The Arc – Autauga and Western Elmore||$2,000|
|Medical Advocacy and Outreach (MAO)||$7,500|
|Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA)||$10,176|
|Montgomery Education Foundation||$15,000|
|That’s My Child||$12,000|
|Women in Training (WIT)||$20,000|
|Women of Refined Gold (WORG)||$10,500|
The Arc – Autauga & Western Elmore – $2,000
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families.
Volunteers will be responsible for creating an outdoor seating area where residents in a group home can socialize with family and friends. Volunteers will design, shop for, and install the outdoor seating area.
Medical Advocacy and Outreach (MAO) – $7.500
Medical Advocacy and Outreach (MAO), formerly Medical AIDS Outreach and Montgomery AIDS Outreach provides needed Health and wellness services to benefit people with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other life-threatening illnesses.
Volunteers will provide access to nutritious food for MAO clients by organizing food shipments, stocking shelves, and packing food boxes for distribution.
Montgomery Area Council on Aging – $10,176
MACOAs Frozen Meals program is a temporary program for those on the Meals on Wheels waiting list. Currently, there are 230 clients on a waiting list. A surrogate, family member, neighbor, friend, etc., may pick up meals once a week to take to the women who live at the shelter.
Volunteers will be responsible for the following: -Meal Planning – Creation of a well-balanced menu to include an entree, vegetable, starch, and roll. Dessert is optional.
Montgomery Educational Foundation – $15,000
Montgomery Education Foundation (MEF) was founded in 2000 as a Central Alabama Community Foundation program.
Community leaders recognized the importance of supporting the public school system as an investment in our children, community, and future.
During the summer, volunteers will pack and provide 500 weekly book packages to students at Davis Elementary for six weeks. During the school year, volunteers will continue providing books to increase school and classroom libraries, encourage reading during the school year by reading with students, and help prepare four ‘Family Reading Nights.’
That’s My Child – $12,000
TMC encourages teens to make wise choices and embrace their youth by providing activities in an attempt to help them spend their time constructively, rather than becoming involved with gangs, crimes, and other wrongdoing.
Junior League volunteers will partner with TMC to design and create a mobile Art Bus studio to provide quality art instruction for students in this under-served community and integrate art workshops for educators that partner in the program.
Women In Training (WIT) – $20,000
Women in Training, Inc. (WIT) is a youth empowerment organization that advocates for menstrual equity, menstrual education, and engages girls and nonbinary youth, ages 10 to 18, in community service and social justice.
The funding provided by JLM will provide 400 WITKITS® to those in need. Volunteers will shop for the necessary supplies to create these WITKITS®, participate in collection drives to collect supplies, pack WITKITS® and organization gift bags, and deliver WITKITS® to distribution locations.
Women of Refined Gold (WORG) – $10,500
WORG’s mission is to connect women and youth impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in the River Region to survivor resources.
The purpose of the Fix My Haven project is to provide home improvements and upgrades to a home for single women who are homeless due to domestic violence. Volunteers will work to provide capital improvements to the home, including decorating bedrooms and bathrooms by painting and creating storage for personal items.