February 7, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) today announced the opening of its opportunity grant application for organizations in the Washington, DC, area experiencing an unexpected short-term financial need. JLW’s Opportunity Grants of $1,000 or less are awarded to nonprofit organizations demonstrating an unexpected short-term financial need or smaller-denomination financial… Read More
Just in time for the Holiday season, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) will host its oldest annual fundraiser, Holiday Shops, at Dock5 in Union Market. Between November 16-18, thousands of shoppers will visit more than 70 merchants selling a variety of products, including food, desserts, clothing, stationary, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit… Read More
JLW Volunteers Serve as Festival’s Primary Source for Volunteers, Promote Literacy in the DC Community WASHINGTON, DC, August 29, 2018 — For the 16th consecutive year, the Junior League of Washington (JLW) will provide volunteer support for the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival (NBF), taking place Saturday, September 1, at the Walter E. Washington… Read More
Each year, JLW awards the Meg Graham Scholarship…Celebrating Service and Leadership to a graduating Washington, DC, senior who has demonstrated a commitment to voluntarism and community service. This volunteer service award was established in 1982 in honor of the late Reverend Margaret M. Graham, a former JLW member and former President of the Association of Junior Leagues International.
The Junior League of Washington is proud to invest in the Washington, DC, community through our targeted grants, scholarships, and other direct giving programs. Click here to learn more about our grants, and click here to learn more about our scholarships and other awards for students.
The Junior League of Washington hosts and supports a number of signature events each year, including the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival, Kids in the Kitchen, and the Bright Beginnings 5K, as well as League fundraisers like JLW Shops!, Holiday Shops, Tossed & Found, and Kitchen Tour.
The Junior League of Washington focuses its volunteer and financial resources on the complex issues of literacy – child, adult, and cultural. Through our Resolution Read project, we have placed nearly 125,000 books in the hands of DC-area children since 2011. Learn more about how your organization can benefit from this initiative.
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