Each year, the Research and Development Committee identifies approximately 40 projects that will comprise the majority of the JLD Community Program for the following year.

Applications for 2017-2018 closed April 15. 


Community Project Requests (R&D)

  • Projects must further the JLD mission and respond to recognized community needs.
  • Available to nonprofit agencies in Dallas County that meet the established criteria.
  • Agencies requesting JLD funding must also include a volunteer placement component to their request that will provide a minimum of 60 hours of service opportunities per volunteer.
  • The request process from application to acceptance of approved projects takes approximately one year.

For more information, please contact Brandy Patrick, Research & Development chair, at