Special Aid Grants

Each year the Junior League of Racine contributes money to the community through the Special Aids Grant Program. These allocated funds relate to the Junior League’s mission to invest in programs that enhance the well-being of women and children. A maximum of $500 may be given to an organization to accomplish its proposed program.

The Junior League of Racine is now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 Special Aids Grants

All applications must be submitted by Thursday, October 31, 2019.

To apply, please complete the form and include a copy of your organization’s US IRS issued 501(c)3 determination letter, which is confirmation that your organization is a charitable organization as defined by section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Without a copy of your organization’s 501(c)3 determination letter accompanying the completed application, your request will not be considered.

If you would like to mail in your application:

All sections of the application must be completed. You may attach one (1) additional 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper for a maximum of three (3) pages total. All applications must be submitted by Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Mail completed application to:

The Junior League of Racine

Attn: Community Committee – Special Aids Grant

P.O. Box 085744, Racine, WI 53401

The Junior League of Racine is pleased to announce our 2018-2019 Special Aids Grant recipients:

  • Caledonia Historical Society

The Caledonia Historical Society will use the funds to develop new exhibits and programming for the 1902 Milwaukee Road Depot at the Caledonia Historical Village.

  • Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN)

This grant will specifically be put toward the presentation of the SCANMAN Puppet Show for kindergarten groups in Racine County.

  • Big Sisters of Greater Racine

This grant will allow Bigs and Littles to participate in a “Best Thoughts Academy”, where both Bigs and teenaged Littles create individual vision boards.

We received many worthy grant requests this year and thank all the organizations that applied. We will begin accepting 2019-2020 grant applications in the fall of 2019. If you have questions regarding our Special Aids Grant program, please contact our Community Committee at cr@jlracine.org.

Some of our past Special Aids Grant recipients, include:

Eco-Justice Center, Royal Family KIDS Camp – Racine, Racine Zoo, Family Literacy of Racine, Cops N Kids Reading Center, Faith Love and Hope, Family Service of Racine, Bethany Apartments and the YWCA.

Our mission: The Junior League of Racine, Inc. (JLR) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.