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 $94,000 in grant monies.
|Aid to Inmate Mothers||$ 5,031.00|
|Brantwood Children’s Home||$ 10,000.00|
|Disability as an Ability Toward Success||$ 8,000.00|
|Human Trafficking||$ 4,000.00|
|Impact Alabama||$ 6,925.00|
|Montgomery Christian School||$ 23,500.00|
|Nellie Burge (Mary Ellen’s Hearth)||$ 8,000.00|
|Service Dogs Alabama||$ 8,000.00|
|Strong Tower at Washington Park||$ 2,500.00|
|Women of Refined Gold||$ 7,900.00|
Aid to Inmate Mothers – $5,031.00
Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM) provides services to Alabama’s incarcerated women with an emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children.
Brantwood Children’s Home – $10,000
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.
Disability as an Ability Toward Success – $10,000
Disability as an Ability Toward Success: Moms on the Move (DATSMOM) is a grassroots initiative with a focus on advocacy and leadership training for minority parents of children with developmental disabilities in rural areas of Alabama. Parents receive training that focuses on best practices to obtain full access and maximize educational and service delivery plans.
Human Trafficking – $4,000
JLM will be forming a Human Trafficking committee to bring awareness to this horrific crime. Their main objective will be to bring awareness in this first year. The simple things they will do is communicate with local municipalities and bring their attention to this crime that is happening in their local communities.
Impact Alabama – $6,925
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 Christian School – $23,500
Montgomery Christian School offers an academically excellent education that is affordable to almost every family. Every child receives a scholarship. Although it costs $6,500 a year to educate one child, the average tuition is only $50 per month based on family income. Affordable tuition and parent involvement are two core principles that set MCS apart from every other school in the River Region.
Nellie Burge (Mary Ellen’s Hearth) – $8,000
Mary Ellen’s Hearth at Nellie Burge offers a residential program for homeless women and their children. The families can live at the center for up to two years as long as they are working on independence.
Service Dogs Alabama – $8,000
Service Dogs Alabama provides medical and psychiatric assistance dogs to children, adults, and Veterans with disabilities as well as Facility Dogs trained in intervention and behavior disruption for schools, courtrooms, and State Departments where stress is prevalent.
Strong Tower at Washington Park – $2,500
Strong Tower at Washington Park is a church plant that strives to glorify God, go to all the nations and grow His people. Their vision is to significantly impact Washington Park and the world for Christ. Their mission is to make disciples
through incarnational community for the glory of God.
Women of Refined Gold – $7,900
The vision of this program is to Educate, Empower and End repeat cycles of unhealthy relationships. Their goal is to foster positive relationships of sisterhood through interactive workshops, group support, community service, summer and mentoring programs that promote the development of positive social, ethical and spiritual decision-making skills.