Since its inception in 1926, The 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 $71,800 in grant monies.
|2021-2022 Placement||Grant Awarded|
|Brantwood Children’s Home||$ 11,300.00|
|Dream Court||$ 9,200.00|
|Friendship Mission||$ 12,000.00|
|Hispanic Outreach Leadership and Action||$ 5,000.00|
|Human Trafficking||$ 3,900.00|
|Impact Alabama||$ 6, 800.00|
|Montgomery Museum of Fine Art||$ 6,000.00|
|Service Dogs Alabama||$ 8,000.00|
|The Junior Miss Foundation of Alabama||$ 8,000.00|
Brantwood Children’s Home – $11,300
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.
Dream Court – $9,200
Dream Court Montgomery is a nonprofit organization that provides an adaptive tennis program for individuals with special needs. Junior League volunteers will help with the facility set up for the fall and spring seasons. In addition, volunteers could help with holiday parties. The funding will provide scholarships for the athletes to tournaments as well as the lessons. In addition, funds will go towards a sport wheelchair, equipment, and T-shirts.
Friendship Mission – $12,800
Friendship Mission, Inc. (FMI) offers emergency shelter, food, other basic needs, and connections to resources to those in need. The funding is requested for capital improvements at its women’s and children’s homeless shelters. Help design an indoor youth activity area, sort and organize thousands of hygiene items and other supplies, hang window coverings, paint walls, and decorate residential and common areas (indoors and outdoors) at the shelter, and provide virtual presentations on various life skills lessons and encouragement to the women who live at the shelter.
Hispanic Outreach Leadership and Action – $5,000
This grant includes helping plan and host a Hispanic community resource fair in October. Volunteers would participate in at least 6 committee planning meetings starting in June. Volunteers would also provide setup support before the event and assist with various activities the day of the event. Funding would be used for rental fees, games, activities, dance, musical arts, food and beverages
Human Trafficking – $3,900
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 Museum of Fine Arts – $6,000
This project is to align our visitor services practice with our newly envisioned visitor-centered focus that transforms the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) from a traditional museum to a 21st century, forward-thinking museum. Requested funds will allow us to accomplish our goals of transforming our current Auditorium green room into a multipurpose space, for visitors who need a moment of peace and quiet, a safe space for those on the spectrum, and to create a more welcoming and inviting space as guests enter the Museum’s Foyer.
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.
The Junior Miss Foundation of Alabama – $8,000
To fund college scholarships for participants in Alabama’s junior miss pageant. Preliminary program work would involve mail-outs to program alums. Program week support (third week in January) would include: serving meals, ticket and program book sales, and clean-up of Frazer after the program concludes. Funds will be used to fill the existing gap between planned scholarship award amounts for the State program and current donor/pledge amounts.