Community Funding

The Junior League of Duluth (JLD) funds and supports initiatives that complement its mission and vision, and address community need by focusing on our membership-selected impact area: food insecurity.

The following funding awards were distributed in April 2018:

Damiano Center

$2,000 for healthy, perishable foods for the soup kitchen program

Duluth Community Garden Program

$1,300 to the Duluth Community Garden Program, specifically for two water catchment systems

First Witness

$3,792 to First Witness for healthy family dinners as part of the REACH Program

Life House

$4,124 to Life House for the Meals in A Bag Program and to enhance the quality and nutritional value of food and meals provided that include fresh fruits and vegetables (specifically, the purchase of a local Community Supported Agriculture share during the growing season).

Girl Scouts

$500 To use JLD Endowment funding towards the purchase of vision screening equipment, supplies used in screening and t-shirts for participants and volunteers for Walk for Sight.

Great lakes Aquarium

$1,624 To use JLD Endowment funding to support the Aquarium’s Bus Fund program

North Country RIDE

$1,000 to use JLD Endowment funding to hire a Herd Feeder for the 2018 season.

Community Funding Process

The Junior League of Duluth provides funding to a number of local agencies and organizations that fit within our vision and mission. We welcome all submissions from area organizations.

Please note the following guidelines for the award process:

  • The Junior League of Duluth fiscal year begins July 1. We make financial gifts one time annually.
  • Applications must be submitted via the online Project Proposal Form at the end of January each year. The funding application period is closed for 2019. Please check back later this year for the 2020 deadline.
  • Requests are reviewed based on the application criteria, including alignment with the mission of Junior League and meeting the submission deadline.
  • JLD believes in placing trained volunteers in our community and prefers volunteer or training components included in all Issue-based initiatives/strategies.
  • Requests will be reviewed and organizations will be notified in March of 2019 with funds dispersed by April 16, 2019.
  • Applications will receive a reply stating whether or not an award has been granted. Please note application deadlines and process timeline described above. Other correspondence soliciting donations will be read and considered, however only official applications are guaranteed a response.
  • Questions can be directed to

Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Junior League of Duluth.

Project Proposal Form