Our Impact in the Community

Presentation from Community Grants Workshop

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: jifkat@aol.com, 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.

Issue Areas

Health 
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.

Education
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 
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. 

Poverty Intervention
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.

Violence Intervention 
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.


2013-2014 Junior League of Dallas Community Program 

Arts & Cultural Enrichment 
Booker T. Washington High School: 20 volunteers; $22,000
Community Sampler: 30 volunteers; $0
Dallas Arboretum: 65 volunteers; $14,750
Dallas Museum of Art: 61 volunteers; $5,000
Dallas Zoological Society: 32 volunteers; $24,190
Musical Therapy: 30 volunteers; $2,000
Perot Museum of Nature & Science: 71 volunteers; $21,114

Total Arts and Cultural Enrichment: 309 volunteers; $92,054

Education 
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas: 32 Volunteers; $14,300
Communities in Schools: 14 volunteers, $5,000
Dallas Tennis Association: 20 volunteers; $4,260
East Dallas Community School: 19 volunteers; $32,500
Friends of the Dallas Public Library: 24 volunteers; $15,500
Notre Dame School: 11 volunteers; $20,000
Texas Discovery Gardens: 15 volunteers, $5,000
Rise School: 11 volunteers; $38,000

Total Education: 146 volunteers; $134,560

Family Preservation 
Baylor Health Care System Foundation-Our Children’s House: 23 volunteers; $900
Baylor Health Care System Foundation-Twice Blessed House: 31 volunteers; $10,250
Jubilee Park: 21 volunteers; $2,400
Promise House: 15 volunteers; $19,570
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas: 77 volunteers; $18,000
Salesmanship Club: 13 volunteers; $3,000
St. Philip's School & Community Center: 11 volunteers; $5,000

Total Family Preservation: 191 volunteers; $59,120

Health 
Cancer Support Community North Texas: 67 volunteers; $32,914
Children’s Medical Center: 26 volunteers; $26,625
EQUEST: 27 volunteers; $37,200
Methodist Medical Center: 37 volunteers; $26,000
Parkland Health & Hospital System: 21 volunteers; $30,000
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: 34 volunteers; $7,300
The Senior Source, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas: 23 volunteers; $35,974

Total Health: 235 volunteers; $196,013

Poverty Intervention 
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity: 36 volunteers; $35,000
Family Gateway: 11 volunteers; $4,000
Interfaith Housing Coalition: 19 volunteers; $36,000
New Friends New Life: 17 volunteers; $12,000
North Dallas Shared Ministries: 15 volunteers; $40,000
North Texas Food Bank: 26 volunteers; $18,000
Vickery Meadow Learning Center: 13 volunteers; $10,500

Total Poverty Interventiom: 137 volunteers; $155,500

Violence Intervention 
Community Partners of Dallas: 41 volunteers; $37,797
CONTACT Crisis Line: 19 volunteers; $32,856
Dallas CASA: 24 volunteers; $55,000
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center: 53 volunteers; $32,500
Genesis Women’s Shelter: 49 volunteers; $39,000
Our Friends Place: 15 volunteers; $28,400
The Family Place: 30 volunteers; $14,200

Total Violence Intervention: 231 volunteers; $239,753

 

Junior League of Dallas

8003 Inwood Road

Dallas, TX 75209-3399

214-357-8822

Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday:  8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

edited 3/26/2014

edited 3/24/2014