Community Assistance Grants

The Junior League of Tampa volunteers

We believe in supporting other change-makers.

The Junior League of Tampa offers support to nonprofit agencies operating in Hillsborough County through Community Action assistance, Enabling Fund assistance, and Volunteers at Large assistance.

COMMUNITY ACTION

Community Action hosts “Done in a Day” events by providing volunteers and funds, up to $1,225, to local nonprofit agencies. The Done in a Day program manages requests for volunteers on short-term projects of charities and community organizations.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Non-profit 501(c)3 status
  • Proof that they have been in existence in Hillsborough County at least two years
  • Funds must be spent in Hillsborough County
  • Requests shall not be considered for current project partners with the League with a MOA designating the League is spending at least $2,500 on the project

The application for Community Action grants is open biannually.

Spring 2022 Projects

Application Open: July 1 – October 15, 2021
Notification: December 2021/January 2022
Project Completion: January – May 2022

Fall 2022 Projects

Application Open: January 1 – March 11, 2022
Notification: May/June 2022
Project Completion: July-December 2022

For questions about our Done in a Day projects, volunteer requests and/or to be placed on the community mailing list, please send an email to: communityaction@jltampa.org.

 

ENABLING FUND

The Junior League of Tampa Enabling Fund Grants provide financial support (up to $3,000) to nonprofit organizations in Hillsborough County. The Junior League of Tampa focus areas are education and child welfare, but may provide financial assistance to an agency providing a community need outside of one of these issue areas.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Non-profit 501(c)3 status

  • Proof that they have been in existence in Hillsborough County at least one year

  • Funds must be spent in Hillsborough County.

 

2021-2022 Enabling Grant Application Timeline

  • November 1, 2021: Grant application Opens

  • December, date TBD: Lunch and Learn Q&A with Enabling Fund selection committee

  • January 28, 2022: Grant application closes at midnight

  • February-March 2022: Application review and site visits

  • April 2022: Notification of selection or declination

Please note: Requests shall not be considered for current project partners with the League with a MOA designating the League is spending at least $2,500 on the project or any agency that received an Enabling Fund Grant in FY21 (July 2020-June 2021).

For questions about Enabling Fund Grants or to be placed on the community mailing list, please send an email to: enablingfund@jltampa.org.

VOLUNTEERS AT LARGE

The Junior League of Tampa provides volunteers to nonprofit organizations where grant funds are not needed. The new Volunteers at Large Committee manages requests for volunteer support on short term projects in the community.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Non-profit 501(c)3 status
  • Proof that they have been in existence in Hillsborough County at least two years
  • Project must be located in Hillsborough County. Requests shall not be considered for current project partners with the League with a MOA designating the League is spending at least $2,500 on the project

For questions about the Volunteers at Large Committee or to be placed on the community mailing list, please send an email to: atlargevolunteer@jltampa.org.