Applications should include the following, as applicable: 

  • Short description of the project or initiative and total project budget
  • Short explanation of how the project aligns with the Junior League Mission 
  • Number of individuals, geographic areas, and target population benefiting from the proposal/agency work
  • Dollar amount requested, up to $25,000
  • Period the funding request will cover
  • Balance sheet and/or Annual Report for the last 3 years. (For grant requests $10,000 or more, please provide 5 years.)
  • Signature of executive director or board chair, and best contact info for follow-up questions
  • Short Narrative:
    • Organizational Background (history, mission and goals)
    • Brag a little! Tell us about your current programs, activities and accomplishments
    • Purpose of request: Goals and Outcomes
    • How the organization is planning to achieve its goals, the specific activities to be organized and how
    • Planned utilization of JLNS volunteers
    • Outline of how the JLNS contribution will be recognized if granted
  • Attachments:
    • List of Board of Directors, and if any Junior League members are currently involved
    • Proof of 501(c)3 status, if available
    • Projected line item budget, noting the specific use of the funds requested from the League, as well as other potential sources of funding
    • If available, annual report, articles and/or reviews of the organization’s programs

Please contact the Community Outreach Council via with any general questions. Please do not contact the council for updates on your grant application prior to May 15th -- all grant applicants will be notified once the approval process has been completed.

Giving Back

The Junior League of Napa-Sonoma accepts grant applications on an annual basis, from organizations who support the League's Mission of positively impacting the lives of children and families in Sonoma and Napa Counties. For the 2019-20 League year, we will be giving community grants, subject to grant application approval. All grant applications should be submitted by June 1st (extended deadline) and will be reviewed at the June Board meeting.

All grant applicants will be notified by mid-June on the status of their grant application. Public announcement will be at the Junior League's 25th Anniversary Celebration, tentatively rescheduled for August.

Applications should be submitted to the League's Community Outreach Council for review. Applications can be submitted via email to or to JLNS, PO Box 5752, Santa Rosa 95402. Download a PDF of the application criteria here

Giving Back

Community Grant Application 2019-20