Women improving the Washington DC Community since 1912


Our nearly 2,300 members volunteer at community agencies throughout the Washington Metro area, providing aid where their expertise is needed most. You can find us tutoring a child, mentoring parents at a daycare center for homeless children, serving on community boards, or delivering life skills seminars to community members in recovery programs.


The Junior League of Washington has raised millions of dollars for the Washington DC Metropolitan community over the years. Want to help? You can make a difference to the community today! Become a Supporter


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    National Book Festival

    Hundreds of JLW volunteers will support the 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center. Read more

    Don't miss the Library of Congress Q&A with JLW President Cameron Gilreath about the festival, available here.

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National Book Festival

The 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Washington Convention Center. To mark this anniversary, as well as the 200th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival will have as its theme Jefferson’s quote, “I Cannot Live Without Books.” Follow the National Book Festival online here.

2015-16 Targeted Grant Letter of Intent Now Available 

The Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources (TGVR) Committee is pleased to announce the posting of the Letter of Intent (LOI) for participation in the Targeted Grants Cycle for one-year grants for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  Please click here for the LOI and instructions.

Holiday Shops 2015

The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is pleased to announce the 57th annual Holiday Shops.

November 5-8, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC 20001

Click here for the latest news from Holiday Shops.

Congratulations Tossed & Found

Thank you for supporting Tossed & Found. Last year, Tossed & Found won The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. Fund Development Award, recognizing the important role Tossed & Found plays to both fund the JLW Mission and to provide so many in need with discounted goods and clothing. The 23rd annual Tossed & Found volunteers, donors, patrons, and customers continued that award winning promise and delivered a record-breaking event March 20-21, 2015. Follow the history of Tossed & Found here.