Community Grants & Future Impact Gifts
The Junior League of Bryan-College Station offers opportunities to provide community direct grants and volunteer services through our project proposal process. Please see below to learn more.
35th Anniversary Future Impact Gift (FIG)
In recognition of our League’s 35 years of service in the community, the JLBCS is awarding two (2) Future Impact Gift grants of up to $35,000 each for long-term, sustainable projects focusing on youth and children in Bryan-College Station. Proposals should come from local agencies, nonprofits, or PTOs whose mission and programs address the interests and needs of Brazos Valley youth and children. JLBCS will review each submission and the recipients will be chosen by May 2017.
For more information about the FIG criteria and eligibility or the selection process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Impact Gift recipients will be announed MAY 2017
2016-2017 Community Grants
The Junior League of Bryan-College Station, Inc. is currently accepting proposals through our Community Projects Program to support local organizations in projects for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
Please join us for our Annual Community Forum on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Brazos Center to learn more about the grant application process and how JLBCS may be able to partner with your non-profit organization. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by July 31. To register for the event CLICK HERE.
For the 2016-2017 year, over $105,000 is being invested to support organizations in activities benefiting our local community. Our League is interested in making a contribution to agencies that will make an impact in the area of children and youth. Funding requests must address the interests and needs of the community and fit within the focus areas of JLBCS.
For questions or to get more information, please contact the Community Grants Chair at email@example.com.
Done in a Day or short-term projects are awarded throughout the year on an as needed basis. There is no deadline for applying. For year-long projects with more signifigant funding and volunteer needs, applications must be submitted by Thursday, October 6, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
2015-2016 Community Grant Impact and Recipients
All grants for the current 2015-2016 League year have been awarded, and JLBCS was able to invest a total of $7,298 into local organizations for Done in a Day Projects. The projects included:
CSISD Foundation Chrissy’s Closet: $350.00 Donated funds towards the purchase of socks and undergarments for Chrissy’s Closet.
BISD Project Hope: $500.00 Donated funds towards the purchase of items for homeless students.
Healthy World Healthy Kids: $725.00 Donated funds towards the purchase of bike helmets for “Hard Hats for Little Heads”.
CSISD Cougar Pals: $623.00 We purchased games for children with disabilities to use after school
Brazos BEST Robotics: $ 1,000 We purchased supplies to help fund the robotics competition. We provided judges (6 people for 3 hours each) and photographers (3 people for 2 hours each) for a total of 24 hours of volunteer power.
George Bush Library: $1,500 League provided funds to purchase colonial books for over 1,200 local students. CGC members will help pass out the books to the children in December.
The Bridge Ministries: $600.00 We purchased toys and other items that will be sold at discounts to those in need at the Bridge Ministries Christmas Store. We will provide volunteers to help set up and run the store in December.
Hospice Brazos Valley: $1,200 We purchased items to be placed in bereavement packages given to children who have lost loved ones. The CGC members will help compile the packages later in November.
Brazos Valley Worldfest: $800 League purchased supplies for the Arts and Craft Pavilion in the
Special Olympics Fall Classic: We provided 10 volunteers and 22 hours of service helping them with Bocce Ball during their Fall Classic held in October.
Valentine’s Day Card Creation: Members along with their children made over 400 Valentine’s Day cards at the February GMM that were distributed to area nursing homes and children’s hospitals.
For more information or to ask questions, please contact VPCommunity@jlbcs.org