Grants

Junior League of Denver is pleased to announce it will provide volunteers and grant up to $25,000 during its 2020-2021 League year (June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021) to area nonprofits that support the League’s Mission of empowering women to become trained civic community leaders.

The League’s current community impact area to help women and families facing systemic poverty in the Denver metro area through its own signature programs and by partnering with agencies who positively impact the lives of children and women.

2020-2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS

In February 2021, Junior League of Denver endorsed our collaborative grant recipients for the 2020-2021 League year.  Congrats to the recipients below!

WE DON’T WASTE We Won’t Waste provides nutritious food to residents of Denver’s food desert communities through its Mobile Food Market program, a new farmers’ market-style food delivery launched in early 2019. The organization’s markets currently serve the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea (GES) neighborhoods, providing primarily fresh produce, dairy and lean protein to residents.

Starting Fall 2021, JLD members will support We Don’t Waste staff at the Mobile Food Markets each month with set-up, tear-down, working the events, providing customer service to members of the community who attend the events and a variety of other tasks surrounding the events.

WEECYCLE – WeeCycle collects new and gently used essential baby gear and distributes it to families experience poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, teen pregnancy and underemployment, and to organizations serving immigrants and refugees. In 2019, WeeCycle provided 170,196 baby gear items to 11,147 children, saving families $483,753. Essential baby gear is distributed at mobile markets across the Denver metro area.

Starting Fall 2021, JLD Members will meet WeeCycle staff at mobile market locations to help unload supplies, set up tents and tables and a variety of other tasks surrounding the events.

Our overall granting process

The Junior League of Denver has selected its grant recipients for the current League year. Information will be posted here about the process of applying for grants for the 2021-2022 year soon. Interested agencies must be prepared to provide ongoing volunteer opportunities to JLD members to demonstrate support for the League’s Mission of promoting voluntarism. Click here to see the Grant Guidelines for 2020-2021.

Questions? Please email jldgrants@jld.org.