Community Assistance Fund

Purpose:  The Junior League appropriates monies to agencies/organizations in Miller and Bowie Counties (and in certain instances to agencies/organizations outside of such geographical area) for specific needs without project involvement and when funds are not available through usual sources for these organizations.

Description:  The maximum amount per allocation will be $1,000; however, up to $2,000 may be granted when approved by the Board of Directors.  The Community Assistance Fund monies will be allocated as applications are received.  Requests may be accepted every 12-month period if the agency meets the criteria each time.  The same agency may apply more than once every 12 months if applying for different projects and/or clients each time.

Criteria:   

  • Completion of written application form.
  • Agency/organization must be a non-profit, tax-exempt agency/organization or establish that the endeavor with respect to which the application is being made has a charitable purpose in the judgment of the Community Assistance Fund Committee.
  • Agency/organization may apply for funds either for a specific project or for the emergency needs of a client of that agency.
  • Maximum amount per allocation shall be five hundred dollars ($1000); however, up to one thousand ($2,000) may be granted when approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Funds are to be utilized in Miller and Bowie Counties, except that funds may be awarded for use outside of such area to support nationwide disaster relief programs and military support efforts.
  • Agency/organization requesting funds must have local representation.
  • Agency/organization must provide written statement of non-discriminatory policy.
  • Agency/organization must file a follow-up report with the Community Vice-President within sixty (60) days of receipt of funding. 

The following will not be considered for funding: 

  • Current League projects
  • Operating expenses (i.e. salaries, utilities)
  • Scholarship and tuitions (training seminars are acceptable)
  • Sectarian, religious projects
  • Research projects
  • Political activities
  • Fundraisers

Click here to download an application and the 60-day follow-up evaluation form. 

The Junior League of Texarkana, Inc. (JLT) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.