Grant Timelines

Targeted Grants 

AUGUST 2020

The Targeted Grants Letter of Intent (LOI) will open on August 12, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. ET.

On this date, the LOI application narrative and checklist will be available via www.jlw.org/grants. The application narrative, checklist, and required appendices must be submitted via the online form.

An informational webinar will be offered to prospective applicants. This informational session is designed to educate organizations about the Junior League of Washington and its grants program. During this informative session, potential applicants will be given a broad overview of the Targeted Grants & Volunteer Resources Committee and the current grant criteria will be reviewed. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to ask general questions about the application process. Organizations interested in applying for a Targeted Grant are encouraged to attend this one-hour session.

The informational webinar will be offered on August 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Completed LOI applications, inclusive of the application narrative, and supplemental appendices found on the LOI checklist must be submitted via the online form. Only complete applications submitted by the deadline via the online form will be considered. A completed application includes the following: application narrative, the supplemental appendices listed on the LOI checklist, and the online form.

To access the required LOI application narrative and checklist, visit www.jlw.org/grants. Once completed, submit all documents via the online form.

The Letter of Intent (LOI) submissions must be submitted no later than September 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

OCTOBER 2020

In early October, invitations will be extended to semi-finalists to complete the Targeted Grants full application. Completed full applications, inclusive of the application narrative, checklist and required appendices must be submitted via the online form. Only applications submitted by the deadline via the online form will be considered.

DECEMBER 2020—JANUARY 2021

Finalists will be notified in early December and Site Visits will be conducted. Site visits typically last about two hours and occurs during the weekday; finalists are given the opportunity to not only showcase their program, and TGVR committee members can briefly observe program participants.

In addition to Site Visits, Interview Saturday will be extended to grant finalists. Selected organizations will be given approximately 30 minutes to present their proposed program to the full Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources Committee, providing updates to their original application, demonstrating relevant metrics that highlight program successes, and fielding any outstanding questions the committee may have.

FEBRUARY 2021—MAY 2021

After the Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources Committee makes their final selections, recommended grant recipients for Targeted Grants are presented to the Junior League of Washington Executive Board for approval. Additionally, selected grant recipients will appear on the Spring Ballot and be affirmed by the League’s full membership.

In May 2021, successful applicants will be notified and invited to attend The Annual Reception at JLW headquarters, where grant recipients are publicly announced, and community partners, League members, and community supporters are acknowledged and honored for their commitments to not only Junior League of Washington, but also the community

Targeted Grants for Community Partners

AUGUST 2020

In August, an informational webinar will be offered to prospective applicants. This informational session is designed to educate organizations about the Junior League of Washington and its grants program. During this informative session, potential applicants will be given a broad overview of the Targeted Grants & Volunteer Resources Committee and the current grant criteria will be reviewed. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to ask general questions about the application process. Organizations interested in applying for a Targeted Grant for Community Partner are encouraged to attend this one-hour session.

The informational webinar will be offered on August 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Target Grants for Community Partners will be available on September 09, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. ET.  On this date, the application narrative and checklist can be accessed here. The application narrative, and checklist with required appendices must be submitted via the online webform. Once completed, submit all documents via the online form by September 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

NOVEMBER 2020—DECEMBER 2020

Finalists will be notified in early November and Site Visits will be conducted. Site visits typically last about two hours and occur during the weekday; finalists are given the opportunity to not only showcase their program, and TGVR committee members can briefly observe program participants.

In addition to Site Visits, Interview Saturday will be extended to grant finalists. Selected organizations will be given approximately 30 minutes to present their proposed program to the full Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources Committee, providing updates to their original application, demonstrating relevant metrics that highlight program successes, and fielding any outstanding questions the committee may have.

DECEMBER 2020—MAY 2021

After the Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources Committee makes their final selections, recommended grant recipients of Targeted Grants for Community Partners are presented to the Junior League of Washington Executive Board for approval. Additionally, selected grant recipients will appear on the Spring Ballot and be affirmed by the League’s full membership.

In May 2021, successful applicants will be notified and invited to attend The Annual Reception at JLW headquarters, where grant recipients are publicly announced, and community partners, JLW members, and community supporters are acknowledged and honored for their commitments to not only Junior League of Washington, but also the community.

Opportunity Grants

The Opportunity Grant is reviewed in three rounds throughout the League year.

FIRST ROUND— FALL

AUGUST 2020

In August, an informational webinar will be offered to prospective applicants. This informational session is designed to educate organizations about the Junior League of Washington and its grants program. During this informative session, potential applicants will be given a broad overview of the Targeted Grants & Volunteer Resources Committee and the current grant criteria will be reviewed. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to ask general questions about the application process. Organizations who interested in applying for an Opportunity Grant are encouraged to attend this one-hour session.

The informational webinar will be offered on August 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

The Opportunity Grant will open on August 11, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. ET. On this date, the application narrative and checklist can be accessed via www.jlw.org/grants.

The Fall Opportunity Grant must be submitted no later than August 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The application narrative, checklist, and required appendices must be submitted via the online form. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

SEPTEMBER 2020

The Opportunity Grant subcommittee will review applications and identify grant recipients. The Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources Committee will affirm the selection(s). Successful applicants will be notified via email within four weeks of submission.

SECOND ROUND—WINTER

DECEMBER 2020

The Winter Opportunity Grant application will be available in early December. Please check back in early November for an updated Opportunity Grant timeline.

January 2020

The Opportunity Grant subcommittee will review applications and identify grant recipients. The Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources Committee will affirm the selection(s). Successful applicants will be notified via email within four weeks of submission.

THIRD ROUND—SPRING

APRIL 2021

The Spring Opportunity Grant application will be available in early April. Please check back in early Marchfor an updated Opportunity Grant timeline.

The Opportunity Grant subcommittee will review applications and identify grant recipients. The Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources Committee will affirm the selection(s). Successful applicants will be notified via email within six weeks of submission.