Our Impact in the Community
Junior League of Dallas is committed to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our volunteers and dollars support local non-profit agencies through our Signature Projects: Grants for Innovative Teaching, Kids in the Kitchen, Women LEAD, Community Outreach/Community Assistance Fund, Musical Therapy and Provisional Projects. Additionally, Junior League of Dallas annually reviews and selects Community Project Requests (R&D) which align with our Issue Areas of support to be a part of our Community Program.
Additional opportunities for funding include:
Community Assistance Fund (CAF)
- Available to nonprofit agencies serving Dallas County that have an emergency short-term need that addresses critical human needs.
- Grants are awarded in increments of up to $3,500 during a two-year funding period.
- Jennifer Welden, Community Outreach Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org, 214-546-4886
For more information, please visit our website at www.jld.net or contact Jennifer Johnson at JLD Headquarters, 214.357.8822, ext. 122.
The Junior League of Dallas devotes volunteers and resources to support local hospital, mental health, therapeutic, and senior citizen programs. Health Issue Area volunteers are trained to advocate for senior citizens, assist with therapeutic horseback riding classes and facilitate activities for cancer patients. Volunteers also work in Dallas-area hospitals cuddling babies in the NICU, assist with well-woman events, become a buddy to hospitalized children, and host family fun night events for patients and their families.
Educational excellence is also a goal of the Junior League of Dallas. The League accomplishes this by working with local schools and agencies to support the educational needs of the community and address them using trained volunteers and funding dollars. JLD works with local educators to promote learning and build self-esteem for early childhood development and for school-age children. In addition, League volunteers teach adult literacy, GED and ESL programs.
Family Preservation focuses on promoting physically and emotionally healthy family units. Junior League volunteers work with adults and children to enhance positive self esteem and to teach personal responsibility and accountability. The JLD supports and promotes a better quality of life for the elderly and focuses on projects that provide assistance for those experiencing a crisis or stress.
Arts and Cultural Enrichment
Enhancing the lives of children and adults through arts and cultural enrichment has been a long-standing commitment of the Junior League of Dallas. Our trained volunteers help expose all ages-- from children to senior citizen--to community programs and events. We help bring music, nature, art and dance to those who otherwise may not have the opportunity to these experiences and agencies.
Breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness in Dallas County is a primary concern of the JLD. The League works with local agencies to meet basic needs and improve the quality of life of the economically disadvantaged and under-served members of our community.
JLD volunteers are committed to providing solutions to issues of domestic violence, child abuse and juvenile delinquency. This is done through education, advocacy, and support services. Volunteers assist victims of child abuse by aiding caseworkers or investigating reports of child abuse or neglect, monitoring and expediting child abuse cases through the court system, and educating the community on these issues. Junior League financial resources and volunteers provide crucial contributions to the success of local programs to end the cycle of family violence and provide a safe haven for those who become victims of such abuse.
2014-2015 Junior League of Dallas Community Program
Arts & Cultural Enrichment
Booker T. Washington High School: 20 volunteers; $20,500
Community Sampler: 30 volunteers; $0
Dallas Arboretum: 60 volunteers; $12,900
Dallas Museum of Art: 54 volunteers; $3,000
Dallas Zoological Society: 30 volunteers; $23,434
Musical Therapy: 30 volunteers; $2,000
Perot Museum of Nature & Science: 65 volunteers; $19,000
Total Arts and Cultural Enrichment: 289 volunteers; $80,834
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas: 30 Volunteers; $14,300
Communities in Schools: 11 volunteers, $5,000
Dallas Tennis Association: 19 volunteers; $4,500
East Dallas Community School: 17 volunteers; $30,757
Friends of the Dallas Public Library: 15 volunteers; $15,000
Notre Dame School: 11 volunteers; $20,000
Texas Discovery Gardens: 15 volunteers, $5,000
Rise School: 11 volunteers; $34,500
Total Education: 129 volunteers; $129,057
Baylor Health Care System Foundation-Our Children’s House: 27 volunteers; $900
Baylor Health Care System Foundation-Twice Blessed House: 27 volunteers; $11,000
Promise House: 13 volunteers; $19,500
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas: 74 volunteers; $15,390
Salesmanship Club: 11 volunteers; $3,000
St. Philip's School & Community Center: 12 volunteers; $25,000
Trinity River Mission: 11 volunteers; $4,000
Total Family Preservation: 175 volunteers; $78,790
Cancer Support Community North Texas: 59 volunteers; $33,968
Children’s Medical Center: 26 volunteers; $26,125
EQUEST: 29 volunteers; $33,970
Methodist Medical Center: 37 volunteers; $26,500
Parkland Health & Hospital System: 16 volunteers; $28,800
Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation: 15 volunteers; $0
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: 32 volunteers; $8,500
The Senior Source, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas: 25 volunteers; $35,900
Total Health: 239 volunteers; $193,763Poverty Intervention
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity: 32 volunteers; $35,500
Family Gateway: 14 volunteers; $8,860
Interfaith Housing Coalition: 18 volunteers; $30,832
New Friends New Life: 15 volunteers; $12,000
North Dallas Shared Ministries: 14 volunteers; $38,400
North Texas Food Bank: 26 volunteers; $18,000
Vickery Meadow Learning Center: 19 volunteers; $10,500
Total Poverty Interventiom: 135 volunteers; $154,092
Community Partners of Dallas: 39 volunteers; $32,000
CONTACT Crisis Line: 15 volunteers; $32,404
Dallas CASA: 25 volunteers; $52,000
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center: 48 volunteers; $32,560
Genesis Women’s Shelter: 48 volunteers; $27,500
Our Friends Place: 14 volunteers; $25,000
The Family Place: 26 volunteers; $14,000
Total Violence Intervention: 215 volunteers; $215,464