Nov. 30 deadline set for grants

Every year, the Junior League of Greenwich designates up to $5,000 of its funds to be awarded to one or more community organizations through its Community Grant Award and this year applicants have until Nov. 30.

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, not subsidize existing programs.

The aggregate amount awarded will be up to $5,000. Applications are due Nov. 30. After that the requests will be reviewed and approved by the Junior League’s Board of Directors and presented in spring 2012.

Applications may be found on the Junior League of Greenwich website, Jlgreenwich.org, under Community Impact/Community Awards.

Last year’s recipients were Voluntary Services for the Blind of Fairfield County and Mothers for Others. The Voluntary Services for the Blind of Fairfield County grant was used to expand its program into a new market in Greenwich, specifically targeting underserved populations at residences such as Agnes Morley, Nathaniel Witherell, Quarry Knoll, McKinley Terrace and Wilbur Peck. The Mothers for Others grant was used to help families find a meaningful place to donate baby and child related items, while assisting other families in obtaining those same items that they need but cannot afford.

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