Project Application and Criteria

Application deadline is the third Friday of July.

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Purpose

The Junior League of South Bend, Inc. is committed to our local community and would like to partner with local not-for-profit agencies to make an impact on education and early childhood development. JLSB provides trained volunteers and funding to support a local not-for-profit agency program designed to impact education and early childhood development.

Application Process

  1. Project applications must be submitted by the third Friday of July.
  2. Each application will be reviewed by the Community Research Committee to ensure it meets all of the criteria listed below.
  3. During this time, applicants will receive ongoing communications from the Community Research Committee including an application acknowledgment and periodic status updates.  Applicants should also expect inquiries regarding additional project details from the Community Research Committee as needed.
  4. Project selection will occur in November with a formal announcement at Holiday Ball in December.
  5. The project planning and implementation will begin in following May.

 

Criteria for Eligibility

  1. Applicants must have a 501(C)(3) tax designation.
  2. Applicants must submit Not-For-Profit Certification with the application.
  3. Applicants must submit Audited Financial Statements with the application.
  4. Projects must fulfill 3 out of 4 of the following components:
    • Utilizes JLSB volunteers
    • Requires JLSB financial commitment
    • Accepts JLSB’s assistance in the development of the project
    • Allows a JLSB Member to serve as a Board Member for the duration of the commitment
  5. Project goals must align with JLSB’s focus on early childhood development and parental involvement.

Review Process

Each application will be reviewed by the Community Research Committee and evaluated on the following criteria:

  • PURPOSE
  • COMMUNITY NEED AND IMPACT
  • VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
  • PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITUES
  • FINANCIALS & ACCOUNTABILITY

Community Project Proposal Application – Please apply here and complete and submit this short application for your not-for-profit agency’s consideration by the third Friday of July.