Women improving the Washington DC Community since 1912


Our nearly 2,300 members volunteer at community agencies throughout the Washington, DC, community, 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, community over the years. Want to help? You can make a difference to the community today! Become a Supporter


  • Sep

    16th Annual National Book Festival

    To learn more about the 16th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, click here.

  • Nov

    58th annual Holiday Shops

    For more information about our 58th annual Holiday Shops, click here.

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National Book Festival

The page has turned on the Library of Congress’ 2015 National Book Festival, and JLW volunteers were an important factor in the festival’s success. 400 enthusiastic volunteers contributed more than 2,000 hours of service on Saturday, September 5. JLW is excited to support the 2016 National Book Festival on Saturday, September 24. To read more about the event, click here.

Holiday Shops 2016

The Junior League of Washington is pleased to announce the 58th annual Holiday Shops, which will take place November 18-20, 2016, at Dock5 at Union Market. Holiday Shops is more than a unique shopping experience; it is also one of the League's major fundraisers. Funds raised support the JLW’s ongoing efforts to improve the DC community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers and annual grants awarded to local nonprofits. Find out more about Holiday Shops.

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.

Congratulations Tossed & Found

The 24th Annual Tossed & Found was held March 18-20, 2016. Follow Tossed & Found here.

The 2014 Tossed & Found won The Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. Fund Development Award, recognizing the important role Tossed & Found plays to 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.