Community Assistance Grant

posted by on

Our 2023 application is closed. Applications will open again in spring 2024!

The Junior League of Hampton Roads is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Part of our mission includes a Community Assistance Grant to support non-profits doing work that improved lives in our community.

2023 Community Assistance Grants were awarded to the following incredible organizations:

Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads (YVCHR) $1,500
YVCHR engages youth in team-based service experiences that build life and work skills while inspiring a lifetime ethic of service. The grant funds will be used towards YVCHR’s Summer of Service which is their intensive summer camp program that enables youth to participate in a four-day service-learning experience.

YVCHR Photo Left to Right: Leighandra Shenk, JLHR Community VP 22-23 Katie Morgan, Executive Director

Crusading Outreach Ministry $3,100
Crusading Outreach Ministry just celebrated their 31st year of community service. Their mission is to positively impact the lives of those in need – including the homeless, veterans, economically disadvantaged citizens, seniors, children and individuals with disabilities – by offering transformational, instructional programs that equip individuals to live their best lives now. The grant funds will be used to support their non-profit food shelter and includes expenses for food & household supplies as well as gas/fuel expenses.

Crusading Outreach Photo from Left to Right: David Pettaway, Chief Executive Consultant Deloris Pettaway, Founder/Director Leighandra Shenk, JLHR Community VP 22-23 Alesha Brown, Chief Operating Officer


Established in 1980, we have awarded over $187,000 to 200 organizations in the past 40 years.


The Community Assistance Grant ranges from $500 – $4,000 and is open to all 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that serve the following communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, York County, Williamsburg, James City County, Isle of Wight, Smithfield, and Gloucester.  Grant recipients will be notified mid-April via e-mail and will be invited to attend our end-of-the-year banquet in mid-May of each year. 


If you have any questions about the Community Assistance Grant, please contact our Vice President of Community, at