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 need related to their respective missions and/or operations.

Opportunity Grant applications for the 2018-2019 year will be reviewed in two more rounds throughout the year. Applications for each round must be submitted by 8 p.m. ET on the following dates: March 1, 2019 and April 12, 2019. To apply for an Opportunity Grant, please submit your completed application via the online web form located on our website www.jlw.org/grants/. Click here for the Opportunity Grant signature page referenced in the application. Successful applicants will be notified of their award within six weeks.

Organizations that have received more than $20,000 from JLW in either the current fiscal year (June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019) or the previous fiscal year (June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018) are not eligible for Opportunity Grants at this time. Please note all funds must be spent within 90 days of the contract award date, and the organization must submit a final report explaining how the funds were used along with proof of purchase.

For additional details, please email grantsandvolunteers@jlw.org.