Community Assistance Fund

  • Next Cycle Opens: Friday, January 15, 2021
    Next Cycle Closes: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Our Community Assistance Fund (CAF) assists non-profit agencies with a 501(c)(3) designation in East Baton Rouge Parish with specific, short-term monetary needs. The committee chooses projects that meet the guidelines set forth by our bylaws and policies and are focused on helping to fulfill the Junior League vision statement:
Women as Catalysts for Lasting Community Change in the areas of Health, Education and Cultural Development.

Community Assistance Fund grant requests may be made for up to $5,000. The projects funded represent the League’s commitment to our vision; therefore, grants are awarded only in the following areas:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Cultural Development

The 2020-2021 League year grant cycle is the following:

  • 1st CAF Grant Cycle Opens: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    Closes: Thursday, September 30, 2020
    Grantees will be notified by Monday, October 26, 2020.
  • 2nd CAF Grant Cycle Opens: Friday, January 15, 2021
    Closes: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Grantees will be notified by Monday, April 26, 2021.

All Community Assistance Fund grant checks will be delivered by a representative from the Junior League of Baton Rouge. Community Assistance Fund grant checks will NOT be mailed or picked up from the League Office.

Click here to submit a Community Assistance Fund application.

Application Process for a Community Assistance Fund Grant

Step 1: Determine if your organization matches with the grant’s focus area.

Women as catalysts for lasting community change in the areas of health, education and cultural development.

Step 2: Submit Proposal Online

A representative from your organization will need to submit an application for funding online to JLBR by the stated deadline.

  • Please complete all fields on the form.
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  • Please print your completed form if you would like a copy for your records.

Please be prepared to upload the following items:

  • Line Item Budget
  • IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter
  • IRS 990 Form
  • IRS W-9 Form
  • Organization’s Board of Directors
  • Annual Board Approved Budget

Step 3: Applicants, who are awarded a CAF grant, return here to submit a Post Grant Evaluation

Click here to submit a CAF Post Grant Evaluation.

This will provide JLBR with specifics on how the grant funds are used. If you prefer to submit this form via email or mail, click here.

Restrictions The funds requests may not be: (1) related to religious, political or medical research projects; (2) used for travel budgets; (3) used for renovations in buildings not owned or in long term leases; (4) issued to a non-profit more than once a year, for no more than two consecutive years; (5) issued to an entity receiving funds as an existing Junior League of Baton Rouge project; (6) granted to individuals; (7) more than $5,000.00 (unless approved by the Junior League of Baton Rouge Board of Directors); (8) used to pay salaries or stipends; or (9) for another agency to distribute as a grant.

How to Contact Us
Community Assistance Fund
Junior League of Baton Rouge
9523 Fenway Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA  70809

For questions and information, call or email us.
Phone: 225-924-0298
Fax:  225–927-2547

Note: The Junior League of Baton Rouge also offers a small number of trained “Ready Hands!” volunteers to support your organization by lending a hand to your community event. Ready Hands Applications are reviewed as received.