Our Grant Programs 2021 
This year we made $1,579,500 in grants.
Lifetime grants total $15,616,697!

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We allocated grants through 4 separate categories:

Main Grants Committee: 

60 Members distributed $1,118,000 to 39 Agencies. We fund general operating expenses for Agencies who meet our mission. Agencies are screened initially to ensure they meet our mission, are a 501(c)(3) and have audited financials. Then they are permitted to apply to our annual cycle which begins in October and ends in March. Each Agency and program is thoroughly analyzed and all are visited.

Marlynn Scully Strategic Grants Committee: 

9 Members allocated $206,500 to 6 Agencies. The Strategic Committee funds start-ups, off cycle requests, collaboratives, and multi-agency collaborations. We assess requests year round. Generally funding is one-time..


Scholarship Committee:

$55,000 in Scholarships Funds were donated to JI employees and their Children for certificate programs and college scholarships.

Contingency Fund:

We allocated $200,000 to the United Way COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

Grants Committee Members

If you are on the Grants Committee this year and need access to the JICSL Grants Committee Handbook or Agency applications for the sites you are visiting, click here.

"Participating on a grants committee is the best way to understand our community and the powerful impact each of us can have on it."
Lila Stillman

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Lynne Whipple
Ellen Kendall

Grants Co-Chairs

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Hope Woodhouse

(with Marlynn Scully)


Strategic Chair

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Karen Drury

(with Patricia Arino)


Scholarship Chair


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