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.
    • Jill Scigliano, Community Outreach Chair Outreach@jld.net

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Issue Areas

Health 

The Junior League of Dallas supports efforts to promote adequate, accessible, and preventive health services to all individuals.

Education

The Junior League of Dallas supports efforts to promote excellence in education and access to education for all individuals.

Family Preservation

The Junior League of Dallas supports efforts to promote the physical and emotional well-being of families.

Arts and Cultural Enrichment

The Junior League of Dallas supports efforts to create and enrich the quality of life through arts and cultural enrichment opportunities which are accessible to all members of the community.

Poverty Intervention

The Junior League of Dallas supports efforts to break the cycle of poverty by meeting the basic needs of the economically disadvantaged.

Violence Intervention 

Junior League of Dallas supports efforts to reduce the incidence of domestic violence, child abuse and juvenile delinquency.


2017-2018 Community Program
Arts & Culture
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts: 22 volunteers; $22,000.00
Dallas Arboretum: 60 volunteers; $12,000
Dallas Museum of Art: 43 volunteers; $10,000
Dallas Zoological Society: 40 volunteers; $21,800
George W. Bush Presidential Library: 21 volunteers
Juliette Fowler Communities: 11 volunteers; $2,416
Musical Therapy: 29 volunteers; $2,700
Perot Museum of Nature and Science: 101 volunteers; $18,000
Education
Boys and Girls Club of Dallas: 35 volunteers; $20,000.00
Communities in Schools: 12 volunteers; $7,000
Dallas Heritage Village: 11 volunteers; $4,000
Friends of the Dallas Public Library: 13 volunteers; $15,000
Notre Dame School: 11 volunteers; $18,200
Texas Discovery Gardens: 18 volunteers; $9,000
The Rise School: 10 volunteers; $32,000
Family Preservation 
Baylor Health Care System – Twice Blessed House: 26 volunteers; $8,500
Promise House: 23 volunteers; $25,700
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas: 56 volunteers; $13,755
St. Philip’s School and Community Center: 20 volunteers; $20,500
Trinity River Mission: 30 volunteers; $13,000
Health
Cancer Support Community North Texas:  47 volunteers; $26,100.00
Children’s Medical Center & Our Children’s House: 32 volunteers; $32,014.00
Equest: 49 volunteers; $29,000
Methodist Dallas Medical Center:  26 volunteers; $24,000
Parkland Health and Hospital System: 31 volunteers; $26,080
Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas – The Senior Source: 26 volunteers; $24,000
Texas Health Presbyterian Foundation: 16 volunteers; $5,770
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: 42 volunteers; $14,800
Poverty Intervention
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity: 36 volunteers; $29,000
Interfaith Housing Coalition: 18 volunteers; $37,500
New Friends New Life: 14 volunteers; $12,000
North Dallas Shared Ministries: 14 volunteers; $32,000
North Texas Food Bank: 31 volunteers; $17,000
VMLC: 17 volunteers; $11,000
Violence Intervention
Community Partners of Dallas: 39 volunteers; $26,000
Dallas CASA: 38 volunteers; $22,760
Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center: 32 volunteers; $21,000
Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support: 56 volunteers; $20,250
Our Friends Place: 21 volunteers; $21,600
The Family Place: 18 volunteers; $15,255