Project Funding: Frequently Asked Questions

Community Project Cycle 2016 - 2017 (June-May):

  • Application Deadline            

September 5, 2015

  • Decision Finalized                

2nd Quarter 2015

  • Funds Disbursed               

Installment payments in 2016-17 based on Outcomes Measurements

  • League Commitment           

Financial and Volunteer Support 

  • Additional Information         

Project may begin as early as June 2016.  Summer concentrated projects are an option.




Q:  What does the League do in the community?
A: The Junior League of Charleston, Inc., combats hunger and homelessness in the Charleston area through projects  with community partners selected annually through a formal project proposal process.  The membership voted in 2009 to adopt this focus for the League's community financial support and volunteer hours.

Q. Does JLC grant funds that will then be re-granted?
A. No (we would give directly, if that were the case).

Q. May funds be used for salaries?
A. Yes - although we prefer to see majority of funds used directly for goods and services provided by the applying agency.

Q. What is the maximum amount of financial assistance that can be awarded?
A.  Projects are typically funded in the $5,000-$10,000 range, although requests can be made up to $30,000 or $75,000 for a substantial project.

Q. When are most Junior League volunteers available?
A. The majority of Junior League members work outside the home, so evening and weekend hours are preferred.

 Community Project Development (CPD) Leadership

Junior League Board Contacts