Evaluation Criteria:

  • Impact
    • Reach: number of individuals reached and affected by program. Must directly affect the community and its people – not political.
    • Affect: What change will the program bring? Will the change be long lasting?
  • Ability of the organization to achieve the goal
    • Considerations: volunteer power, financial stabile and viable, past record of achieving goals, leadership, ability to fund project
  • Bonus: JLL member ability to volunteer with the program (provide volunteers, project support, strategic leadership)
  • Program Requirements:
    • Check-in reports on the program and its impact – at 6 months, 12 months and 24 months (or completion of grant funds)
  • Additional Details
    • Please provide: non-profit status documentation, full proposal (to included the project’s estimated costs and other additional sources of financing if applicable), 3 years of financial statements
    • Funds may not be used for
      • Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim or bridge funding or endowment funding
      • Individuals or private foundations
      • Activities that are religious or political in nature
      • Fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events, or general capital campaigns
    • Funds must be used within 24 months
  • Timing
    • Grants proposals will start being ON TBD DATE.
    • All grants will be awarded by TBD DATE.
  • Grant Size
    • $500-$5,000
    • Average grant $1,000-$2,500
  • Grantmaker Information
    • Type: Non-Profit
    • EIN: 23-1303208

Questions may be directed to The Junior League of Lancaster at grants@jllancaster.org.