Community Assistance Fund

Our Community Assistance Fund (CAF) assists non-profit agencies with a 501(c)(3) designation in Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana 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 2023-2024 League year grant cycle is the following:

  • 1st CAF Grant Cycle Opens: Monday, July 10, 2023
    Closes: Monday, September 18, 2023
    Grantees will be notified by Monday, October 3, 2023
  • 2nd CAF Grant Cycle Opens: Monday, December 18, 2023
    Closes: Monday, February, 26, 2024
    Grantees will be notified by Monday, March 11, 2024

Community Assistance Fund award checks will be presented to grantees during a Junior League of Baton Rogue event as outlined below.  More specific details regarding the check presentation will be communicated to grantees upon notification of award.  If a grantee is not able to attend their designated check presentation, other arrangements can be made by the CAF chair.

Cycle One – Presentation at Hollydays
October 18-21, 2023
Raising Cane’s River Center

Cycle Two- Presentation at Touch A Truck
Saturday, March 23, 2024
BREC Airline Highway Park (Baton Rouge Fairgrounds)

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 (runs from June to May), for no more than two consecutive Junior League 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 fundraising activities and events.

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.