Junior League Trust Fund Grants

The Junior League Trust Fund was established in 1929 to ensure that the work of the first Junior League service project at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital would continue to draw financial support when the volunteer contact expired. The trust was created to allow interest to be given to the Occupational Therapy Department of the hospital. As the Trust grew, money was distributed to many organizations serving children with disabilities. Over the 80+ year life of the Junior League Trust Fund, the Trust has distributed more than $550,000 to organizations serving children with disabilities. 

Eligibility

  • Funded initiatives must serve mentally and/or physically disabled children in Marion County
  • Financially sound nonprofit organization classified as 501c(3) organizations

2017-2018 Key Dates

Mid-Year Report Due October 1, 2018 by 5pm

Final Report Due February 1, 2019 by 5pm


Trust Fund Contributions

If you would like to make a contribution to the Junior League Trust Fund, please visit our donation page for more information or to make an online contribution. Thank you for your support!

Past Junior League Trust Fund Grant Recipients

2017 – 2018

ArtMix - $5,000

Freewheelin’ - $4,255

The Indianapolis Parks Foundation - $5,000

Kids’ Dance Outreach - $2,745

Little Red Door Cancer Agency - $5,000

Servants at Work - $5,000

Memorial Funds

Anne Collett Hensley Memorial Fund - $2,350

Emily Katheryn Gilroy Memorial Fund - $300


2016 – 2017

ArtMix  $5,000

Best Buddies Indiana - $5,000

Damar Services - $3,500

The Indianapolis Parks Foundation - $5,000

Riley Hospital for Children Occupational Therapy Department - $1,000

Special Olympics Indiana - $3,375

United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana - $5,000

Visually Impaired Preschool Services - $5,000

Memorial Funds

Anne Collett Hensley Memorial Fund - $2,363.84

Emily Katheryn Gilroy Memorial Fund - $193.25

2015 – 2016

Autism Society of Indiana - $5,000

Best Buddies Indiana - $5,000

Down Syndrome Indiana, Inc - $5,000

Indianapolis Children’s Choir - $5,000

Jameson Camp - $5,000

Noble, Inc - $5,000

Riley Hospital for Children Occupational Therapy Department - $1,000

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf - $4,000

Memorial Funds

Anne Collett Hensley Memorial Fund - $2,444.87

Emily Katheryn Gilroy Memorial Fund - $207.13