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 we are honored to work with the following community partners to whom we awarded a total of $85,000 in grant monies.
Brantwood Children’s Home – $11,000
Brantwood Children’s Home provides residential foster care to youth who are in need of a home. JLM members will assist with Project Angel Friends by taking the children living at Brantwood shopping for school uniforms, seasonal clothing, shoes, as well as hosting a back-to-school party
Common Ground Montgomery – $10,000
Common Ground Montgomery is a non-profit, community development organization located in Montgomery, Alabama. Started in 2006, CGM is a non-denominational Christian ministry that focuses on youth development and leadership, after school programs and camps, mentoring, community initiatives, and cross-cultural relationships and racial reconciliation.
Dream Court – $10,000
Tennis is a lifetime sport, which has many benefits to a person’s mind and body. In tennis, all people have different needs and abilities and deserve an opportunity to participate in a program specifically targeted to develop their skills while ultimately developing skills that aid the person in attaining improved quality of life.
Hope Inspired Ministries – $12,100
Hope Inspired Ministries serves low-skilled, poorly educated, and chronically unemployed men and women by helping prepare them to obtain and maintain employment. 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. JLM members will mentor students during lunchtime and provide a sounding board for women who are in transition.
Impact Alabama – $4,910
Impact Alabama was founded in 2004 as the state’s first nonprofit dedicated to developing substantive service-learning and leadership development projects for college students and recent college graduates. Growing from a team of five in 2004 to more than fifty in 2014, we have quickly grown into the premier nonprofit destination for high-achieving students and graduates to make a difference in their communities.
Montgomery Area Council on Aging – $10,144
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. JLM is partnering with MACOA to prepare and package 3,200 frozen meals for their frozen Meals on Wheels program.
Montgomery Education Foundation – $6,050
Montgomery Education Foundation advocates for community involvement from every segment of the public. We believe in accountability and achievement of high standards, and work for significant improvement in the quality of public education. MEF develops and grows opportunities for our local governments, businesses, individuals, and philanthropic foundations to become actively engaged as volunteers and/or investors for our public schools.
St. Margaret’s Services at Catholic Social Services – $5,000
Junior League members will help to improve the quality of Montgomery senior’s lives, by helping pack food bags each month for St. Margaret’s clients and assisting with their Zumba/exercise classes.
Triumph Services – $8,480
Following the closure of a local clinic, Triumph opened on August 1, 2007 to provide immediate support to 16 individuals. Our model was simple – to provide the tools at home, at work, and in relationships for people with disabilities to thrive independently.
Valiant Cross Academy – $7,316
Valiant Cross Academy provides a loving, stable educational opportunity for young men in Montgomery, Alabama. We believe in developing leaders. Teaching each one of our scholars the necessary skills to become productive citizens, leaders in the community and honorable men.