Periodically, JJWL partners with a local non-profit organization to undertake a major project. JJWL dedicates all proceeds from its annual Gala to said major project. Major project ideas are solicited through a grant application process. The major project grant recipient is chosen by a majority vote of our active members.
Alternative to major projects, JJWL often opts to distribute its annual Gala proceeds to several local non-profit organizations through mini-grants. Local non-profit organizations apply through a grant application process for grants of up to $5,000.00. Mini-grant recipients are also chosen by a majority vote of our active members.
JJWL may select a local non-profit organization, or other deserving cause or group, monthly to receive a mini-grant of up to $299.00. The monthly mini-grant recipients are chosen by a majority vote of our board members at a regularly scheduled board meeting.
If your group or organization would like to be considered for a $299.00 mini-grant, please send a written request with an explanation of the intended use of funds to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to: Jackson Junior Welfare League, P.O. Box 565, Jackson, Michigan 49204.
JJWL is proud to have participated in an abundant number of projects and causes over the course of its 80 plus years of service to the Jackson community.
Click Past Projects to read more.
Done in a Day
Volunteer service is of the utmost importance to JJWL. Done in a Days are one-time volunteer events, where members volunteer a few hours of time to a local worthy event, cause, or project.
Read more at Done In A Day.
Warm the Children
JJWL, the Jackson Citizen Patriot and the Jackson Community Action Agency have partnered to bring the national Warm the Children program to Jackson County. This program relies on local sponsors and donors as well as volunteer shoppers.
Learn more about this program at Warm the Children.