Community Impact

Preparing Students for Academic Success

The Junior League of Indianapolis (JLI) seeks to improve the central Indiana communities where its members live and work. This occurs through strategic partnerships with organizations whose mission or programs compliment the mission statement and current strategic focus of the JLI. That is, to provide support to organizations working to prepare students for academic success. The JLI supports community organizations in need of trained volunteers and/or financial support for existing or planned community programs. There are three main ways for community organizations to partner with the JLI are through Community Projects, volunteer assistance, and grant applications.

Community Projects: Community projects connect JLI with other nonprofit organizations, where the JLI can provide both funding and trained volunteers to the partnering organization.

To be selected, an organization must:
• serve a constituency in Marion or a surrounding counties; and,
• propose a program that either compliments the JLI’s mission statement or falls within its current community focus area.

Annually, the JLI invites applications for new community projects and one or more projects may continue on a renewal basis. In selecting community projects, our membership considers whether a proposed project will: serve a community need, complement our mission statement or fall within our focus area, and match our volunteers’ capabilities and needs.

For additional information or to apply for a Community Project, click here

Volunteer Assistance: Through our Community Impact Project (CIP) Committee, the JLI assists organizations in need of volunteers for single-day events or projects. JLI volunteers have served at a variety of events with organizations around Indianapolis, often participating in two to three projects a month. Our CIP Committee consists of a group of trained volunteers ready to assist organizations with ongoing programming or a signature event. Visit the Community Impact Project page for more information and to apply for assistance.

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