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 $62,133 in grant monies.
|2023-2024 Placement||Grant Awarded|
|Brantwood Children’s Home||$13,000|
|Faith Community Outreach||$17,170|
|Metropolitan United Methodist Church||$6,349|
|Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA)||$10,982|
|Montgomery Christain School||$2,000|
|The Junior Miss Foundation of Alabama||$5,000|
Brantwood Children’s Home
Brantwood Children’s HomeSince 1917, Brantwood Children’s Home has been providing a safe, stable, structured environment for abused, neglected and other “at-risk” children. Currently Brantwood serves children and youth ages 10-21. Brantwood offers programs which are designed to help these young people cope with and succeed in society.
EAT South is an urban teaching farm that engages our community by gathering people around, educating about and growing good food. We empower people to change the way food travels from the ground to our plates. E.A.T. South is a city park, an outdoor classroom and a source for locally grown fruits and vegetables. Through workshops, after-school and summer programs, special events and classes, we offer hands-on, garden-based education to people of all ages.
Faith Community Outreach
Faith Community Outreach’s homeless program seeks to provide unhoused veterans and families transitional housing and program assistance that would lead to each attaining sustainable independent living, which includes safe and affordable housing, successful community integration, and family reunification.
SaveFirst trains college students and community volunteers to offer free tax preparation services to low-income families, especially to those eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit refund. The SaveFirst Initiative ensures that low-income individuals receive the full Earned Income Tax Credit and other credits to which they are entitled. Free tax preparation yields immediate economic relief when these individuals do not pay commercial preparers for such services. SaveFirst also provides access to reputable tax preparers who ensure federal and state tax law compliance for all families served.
Metropolitan United Methodist Church
The Beacon Center at Metropolitan United Methodist Church aims to serve the most vulnerable, marginalized individuals and families who live below the poverty line in West Montgomery as well as those, particularly at risk for substance abuse, mental health disorders, inadequate education, food insecurities, negative law enforcement contacts, health vulnerabilities, low-income earners with healthcare disparities. The neighborhoods surrounding the Beacon Center are highly populated with elders and retirees. It is our intention to offer specific opportunities for individuals residing in the senior center next door to come out of their apartments to socialize and receive any needed referrals.
Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA)
The Montgomery Area Council on Aging has served seniors in Central Alabama for 50 years. From MACOA’s beginnings in 1972, the agency’s mission has been to assist senior citizens by providing services to promote independent living, offering opportunities to enhance the quality of life, and increasing community awareness of senior issues.
MACOA promotes independent, dignified, and meaningful living for senior citizens through a variety of programs that offer hope, care, sustenance, and opportunity to more than 5,000 seniors each month.
Montgomery Christain School
Montgomery Christian School’s purpose is like no other in Montgomery. It is an elementary, non-profit (501c3) where every student receives a scholarship in order to experience a quality private Christian education. We believe rigorous curriculum, dedicated educators, involved parents, and Biblical worldview are vital to the success of our students.
The Junior Miss Foundation of Alabama
Distinguished Young Women (DYW) of Alabama, formerly Alabama Junior Miss, is part of a national scholarship program that has promoted leadership and talent in young women for over 65 years. College scholarships are awarded at the local and state level, and millions in college-granted scholarships are available nationally.