JLW Announces 2020-2021 Grant Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2021) – The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is pleased to announce the selection of six recipients for the Targeted Grant and Targeted Grant for Community Partner grant Awards that totaled $58,000. 

The JLW Targeted Grants and Volunteer Resources Committee was impressed by all the grant submissions that focused on literacy-based programs and projects in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Thank you for all the organizations who applied and congratulations to the six recipients.

Targeted Grant Recipients: 

  • Beacon House was awarded $12,000 to support their flagship Education Program for tutoring services and early childhood literacy STEM skills development.
  • Maya Angelou Public Charter School was awarded $12,000 to support program participants enrolled in their Business Administration Program and offer the Microsoft Office Certification examination.
  • The Child and Family Network Services was awarded $12,000 to support Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Literacy Tool Box resources for its students.
  • The MusicianShip was awarded $12,000 to support participants in their Afterschool Programs, where students are provided instruction in both music and on-site academic tutoring in a 25-week program.

Targeted Grant for Community Partner 

  • Bright Beginnings was awarded $5,000 to support their Early Childhood Education and Literacy program to prepare and distribute classroom-in-a-bag Learning Kits and digital resources for program participants.
  • Calvary Women’s Services was awarded $5,000 to support their Life Skills, Education and Arts Program (LEAP), which promotes resilience and self-reliance for women who have experienced homelessness, and need support with education, employment, and life skills. 

The Junior League of Washington ( www.jlw.org ) is a nonprofit organization of more than 2,300 women who annually donate thousands of dollars and volunteer hours to the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. JLW is committed to promoting 7 voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLW focuses its financial and volunteer resources on the issues of literacy – adult, child, and cultural – and works with a diverse group of more than 20 community partners. Since 1912, JLW has contributed more than five million hours of direct volunteer service and more than $5.9 million to the Washington, DC, community.