February 16, 2012
The Junior League of Hampton Roads, Inc. (JLHR) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the JLHR 2012 Community Opportunity Grant. Grant funds, with a maximum non-renewable award of $3000, are available to nonprofit organizations working in the JLHR’s service area. Eligibility is limited to organizations that address the well-being of women and/or children in the communities of Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Poquoson, James City County, York County, Gloucester, Smithfield, and Isle of Wight.
Successful applicants are required to provide a 6-month update and final report documenting how the grant funds were used. Funds not used within 12 months of the award date must be returned to the JLHR. Failure to comply with reporting and fund use requirements may jeopardize the organization’s ability to receive JLHR grant funding in the future.
JLHR Community Opportunity Grant funds shall not be used to support the following activities: ongoing operative expenses (including administrative costs), equipment not related to the requested funding, annual requests, such as scholarships, religious events and yearly membership drives, political campaigns or parties, and/or loans or grants to individuals.
Additionally, please note that organizations may not receive JLHR grant funds for more than two consecutive years. Organizations currently benefiting from JLHR community outreach and volunteer or partnership agreements are ineligible to apply.
Interested organizations should submit the following items to the JLHR no later than March 31, 2012.
- Cover letter. Information in the letter should include the primary contact person’s name, phone number, email and mailing addresses; a brief overview of the organization; and discussion of any previous financial support received from the JLHR
Proof of non-profit status
Statement of intent describing the proposed use of the funds requested
Successful applicants will be notified by April 30, 2012. Funds will be distributed by May 31, 2012.