The JLM grant program has supported nonprofit community projects that are consistent with the JLM focus of assisting women and children at risk. Funds have been awarded in amounts of up to $1,000 and are applied to direct project expenses, such as supplies or renovation, but may not support administrative expenses such as salaries or rent. Recently, awards were made to the Senior Services of the Chathams for a seminar for the elderly ($500); to the Boys & Girls Club of Morris County for supplies for an after-school project ($1,000); and to the Morris Area Girl Scout Council to support the renovation of their summer camp ($1,000).
The Junior League of Morristown, Inc., now in its 70th year, is a 500-member organization of women building better communities in the greater Morris and Somerset County areas. This year alone, members will contribute more than 25,000 hours of volunteer service and raise thousands of dollars for community-based programs.
The Junior League of Morristown 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. The Junior League of Morristown reaches out to women of all ages, races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.