For its 2024-2025 fiscal year (June 1, 2024, through May 31, 2025), the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Inc. (JLBR) is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations (NPO) in the Greater Baton Rouge Area that seek volunteer assistance from the JLBR in the form of community projects (Projects) which will achieve the mission of the NPO while simultaneously embracing the JLBR’s MISSION, VISION and VALUES. The JLBR is an organization of women whose MISSION is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training and whose VISION is women as catalysts for lasting community change in the areas of:
HEALTH, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT.
The JLBR welcomes all women who value its MISSION and share its VALUES: our membership embraces commitment and acts with integrity to do what is right; our community deserves compassionate service and thoughtful collaboration; and our culture fosters strategic training and innovative leadership. The JLBR is committed to inclusive environments for diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.
The JLBR will review proposal content for Projects that address its MISSION, VISION, and VALUES. To this end, the JLBR will evaluate several questions with respect to each Project proposal, including:
- What level and quality of training will be provided to the JLBR volunteers?
- Is there a clearly defined job description, including expected responsibilities, for each JLBR volunteer?
- When, where, and what is the timeframe for the JLBR volunteers to perform their responsibilities?
- Are the JLBR volunteers working as a team, individually, in person, virtually, or a combination thereof?
- Can the Project’s impact and success be measured?
- Is there a correlation between the number of JLBR volunteers requested, the number of hours worked by JLBR volunteers, and the amount of funding requested?
- Is there sufficient JLBR membership interest to support and sustain the Project?
The JLBR has established strict guidelines in order to provide the broadest community impact of the JLBR’s resources. The guidelines were developed to coincide with the JLBR’s fiscal year which runs from June 1 to May 31. They are as follows:
- Applicants/NPOs must be classified as 501 (c) 3 organizations.
- Fundraising projects for the applicant/NPO are not eligible.
- Projects which support religious or political activities are not eligible.
- Any applicant/NPO or its affiliated projects and/or subcommittees that receive JLBR Project assistance is not eligible for any other source of support from the JLBR during that same fiscal year.
All applications must be submitted electronically NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 29, 2023. For more information or inquiries, please email ResearchandDevelopment@juniorleaguebr.org.
Applications are closed.