THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND ANNOUNCES THEIR 2023 – 2024
COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND APPLICATION PROCESS
Roslyn, New York, January 29, 2024 – The Junior League of Long Island www.jlli.org announced today that are looking for potential awardees for their annual Community Scholarship Fund. This year the JLLI will be setting aside $22,500.00 due to their fundraising efforts through their Annual Appeal as well as their biggest fundraiser, The Thrift Shop, which has been located in Roslyn Village since 1951. Each applicant will need to submit a request for an application to the Junior League of Long Island. All applications are due back to JLLI on April 15th, 2024. After the applications are reviewed by the Community Service Fund Committee followed by our Board of Directors for review, vote and proceeds with giving our donations to amazing organizations! The awardees will then be contacted to be awarded at the Junior League of Long Island’s annual June Dinner. For additional information please contact email@example.com.
Qualifications for Applicants
- The applicant must be a Long Island-based not-for-profit organization whose primary beneficiaries are residents of the Long Island community.
- Only community service program activities will be funded.
- Since the Junior League of Long Island (JLLI) is not a foundation, the applicant must have had JLLI involvement in at least one of the following ways:
- The JLLI had specific involvement in the applying organization’s origins, either through coalition, joint endeavors or through the organization’s programs/projects.
- The JLLI has or has had JLLI volunteers involved in the applicant’s programs/projects.
- The applicant’s organization presently has a JLLI appointed volunteer sitting on its Board as a representative of the League.
In the previous League Year of 2022-2023 we gave out (7) awards to the following totaling $15,500.00:
Our award allowed CYO to provide scholarships for children in two new basketball programs who wanted to participate but families were having trouble paying for registration, uniforms, and gym time in St. Thomas in West Hempstead and St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays.
The JLLI Award expanded and amplified the impact and initiatives of their Changemakers Council, which is a group of 20-25 young women in 7th – 12th grade who participate in monthly mentorship meetings where the young women learn about building safe communities, environmental justice and period poverty as well as building brand leadership statements and literacy through keynote speakers and group discussion.
The Youth Justice Leadership Program helps facilitate 20 young people across Long Island as they embark on becoming leaders and active change-makers in their community. Funding from The JLLI provides this unique leadership development opportunity and helps cover program administration, facilitated guest speakers, stipends for student-led projects, awards, and travel expenses for the leaders to attend the Annual Diversity Summit.
The Book Faries has continued to increase access to books in communities throughout Long Island, New York City, and now internationally. As of the publication of this newsletter, they have distributed more than 640,000 for 2023, already beating their 2022 total! JLLI funding was able to increase processing and storage capacities to support monthly book fairs as well as placing new rolling “tote” bins at remote drop sites and book collection sponsors.
In 2023 Allied Foundation has provided 200 potty kits to families with toddlers ages 2-3 of age and 500 period kits across Long Island. This effort has impacted over 1,500 young girls and women in need. Our impact has allowed us to help advance women and children across Long Island who would not have experienced access to these products otherwise.
Lynn’s Warriors is dedicated to raising awareness and educating communities about the escalation of human trafficking. With the funds provided by JLLI Lynn’s Warriors has been able to expand their outreach in presentations to reach out to numerous community groups in New York City and the Long Island area.
Our award will help fund their Children’s Movement Program, which helps their students improve fine motor skills, social skills and listening skills. Their lacrosse program with the New York Riptide will run over the summer months as a clinic series for their school- age program and we are funding a portion of the expense to purchase of any necessary equipment. We will also help fund their summer virtual dance and yoga classes for toddlers – school age.
ABOUT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND
The Junior League of Long Island is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Tracing its origins to 1951, the Junior League of Long Island has nearly 200 members in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Headquartered in the Village of Roslyn, the Junior League of Long Island is affiliated with the Association of Junior Leagues International® an organization of 293 Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Africa and England. The Junior League of Long Island is designated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.