The spring 2016 CAF Grant Deadline is February 29, 2016!

So, what are CAF Grants?
The goal of the Community Assistance Fund (CAF) is to respond to the financial needs of nonprofit organizations, specifically for programs and projects related to Junior League of Champaign-Urbana position statements, which include child protection and welfare, families, health, hunger, literacy, shelter, school preparedness, voluntarism, and women.

Previous CAF Grant Recipients?
The following are past recipients of CAF Grant funds and are representative of the community needs that Junior League supports:

Spring 2015 CAF Grant Recipients – Total Amount Granted: $1,490:
1) The Reading Group: $400 – requested for children’s’ books for older children who read below their grade level.
2) Dream Girls Academy: $950 – requested for curriculum for girls 6th grade and up to foster life-long learning and the prevention of domestic violence and child abuse.
3) Girls on the Run (Stephens Family YMCA): $140 – requested for curriculum books designed to help girls with life skills (3rd – 5th grade).
Fall 2014 CAF Grant Recipients – Total Amount Granted: $1,500:
1) Carrie Busey Elementary School PTA: $200 – requested for display boards and science medals for Science Educational Assembly.
2) Crisis Nursery: $500 – requested for educational toys to promote school readiness and staff in-service training.
3) The GOALS Project: $500 – requested for children’s books and literacy bag materials.
4) Family Advocacy in Champaign County: $300 – requested for Reading Center school supplies.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
1) The applicant must be a non-profit or not-for-profit organization, located within the Champaign-Urbana area.
2) Grant requests must relate to JLCU position statements. Grants must relate to the current Issue Based Community Impact area: Basic Needs for School Readiness.
3) The request should relate to the development and/or management of volunteer programs, support the concept of voluntarism and training and/or volunteer involvement in the community.

How to Apply?
Follow the link below to the JLCU website to apply online or to print the application: