The Junior League of Greenwich has announced that applications for its Community Grant Award are now being accepted.
Every year, the Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) designates up to $5,000 of its funds to be awarded to one or more community organizations through its Community Grant Award.
The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for and address a community need that is not being met by current JLG projects or programs. The grant is intended to fund new initiatives or expand programs and services relating to significant community needs, not subsidize existing programs.
The aggregate amount awarded will be up to $5,000. Applications are due December 6, 2013. The requests will be reviewed and approved by the Junior League of Greenwich Board of Directors and presented spring 2014.
Applications may be found on the Junior League of Greenwich website: www.jlgreenwich.org.
Last year’s recipients were Greenwich Alliance for Education and the YMCA. The Greenwich Alliance for Education grant was used to fund an outreach program onsite at the Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center (BANC) for children ages 12 months to three years of age and their parents or caregivers. The program offers story time, arts and crafts, music and movement as well as healthy snacks. The program’s goal is to close the staggering performance gap between those entering Kindergarten with preschool versus those without any school readiness program.
The YMCA grant was used to launch a new program to train first responders, police, fire fighters, EMTs, parents and caregivers in how to effectively rescue those with autism in an emergency situation. Additionally, a nationally acclaimed expert in the field was brought in to lead the training sessions and host two training events. To view more about the YMCA's program watch this exclusive video: Autism Awareness at YMCA Greenwich