2023-2024 Collaborative Grants Application

Junior League of Lafayette is an organization of women whose Mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.

The Collaborative Opportunity Grants program enables Junior League of Lafayette to offer local nonprofit organizations funding for short-term projects. If selected, the project must be completed between October 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024. In addition to monetary funding, between one and ten trained Junior League of Lafayette volunteers must be provided to assist in the planning, execution, and completion of the selected project.

We are committed to creating an organizational culture that embraces individual differences as assets. We strive to be an inclusive organization where each member can be their authentic self and experience a sense of belonging. We seek to ensure each member of our organization has training, resources, and support to develop cultural competency. 

Applications must directly relate to the Mission of Junior League of Lafayette. 


Any organization applying for funding through a Junior League of Lafayette grant must meet ALL of the following stipulations:
  • All attachments required in the grant application process must be in the name of the agency submitting the application. 
  • Agency must have a local Board of Directors. 
  • Organizations must have a 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service and/or be a qualified nonprofit group. 
  • Funds must be utilized in Lafayette Parish. 
  • Completed application must be received by Junior League of Lafayette by stated deadline. 
Requests for funding the following WILL NOT be considered:
  • Fundraising events  
  • Research efforts  
  • Deficit financing 
  • Conference or seminar fees  
  • Travel expenses  
  • Endowments 
  • Scholarships  
  • Individuals  
  • Media events 
  • Sectarian religious projects 
  • General operating expenses, including salaries  
  • Office furniture 
  • Production and development of television or radio programs  
  • Lobbying
Please note the following important stipulations regarding Collaborative Opportunity Grants:
  • A Junior League committee Member will be assigned to chair the project. 
  • The Junior League Committee Chair will purchase the supplies for your project. 
  • You may shop with the Junior League Member; however, Junior League of Lafayette is not allowed to reimburse you nor your organization for supplies.  
  • In the event the budget is not exhausted, the funds are not available to be contributed as a donation.  
  • The Collaborative Opportunity Grants Committee cannot participate in, contribute to, or assist with the fundraising of other agencies and organizations. 
  • The Collaborative Opportunity Grant will be awarded in amounts up to $2,000.00.  
  • These monies will be allocated by or before mid-September of 2023.  
  • Grants are awarded for a one-year period.  
  • All agencies receiving a Collaborative Opportunity Grant must submit a final report to Junior League of Lafayette within 90 days after completion of the project. A grant reporting form will be provided. 
Grant Application Deadline

All applications must be received by or before 12 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2023Any application that is received after the deadline will not be considered. 

The 2023-24 Collaborative Grants Committee looks forward to working with you and your agency. Please direct all questions to New Chair, Collaborative Opportunity Grants Chair, by email at grants@juniorleagueoflafayette.com. 

Part I. General Information
Your project must support Junior League of Lafayette's Mission, which states we are an organization committed to improving the community and training volunteers.
Part II: Checklist of Attachments

Attachments should include the following information and be supplied in the order listed below. If your agency’s name has changed, all attachments required within must be in the name of the agency submitting the application.

  • Copy of Internal Revenue Service letter stating that the organization is tax exempt or a copy of the organization’s fiscal agent’s 501(c)3 designated letter. If the organization is using a fiscal agent, a letter from the fiscal agent’s organization stating its willingness to serve is also requested. 
  • A list of the agency’s current Board of Directors.
  • Statement from a representative of the organization’s Board of Directors authorizing the request and agreeing to implement the project if funded.
  • Detailed project budget, including income sources and expenditures. Applicants are strongly encouraged to itemize and provide supporting documentation of all proposed expenditures, including any pertinent estimates or bids for goods or services to be obtained from outside sources. Also include a list of other sources of funding (pending or approved) for this project.
  • A list of the organization’s top three funding sources, the last three years of the total revenues and total expenses of the organization, a current operating budget, and a statement of the percentage of the most current year’s budget spent on programs.
  • An audit or IRS Form 990 from the organization’s most current year.



Applicants should submit one electronic copy of their completed application. Agencies can email grants@juniorleagueoflafayette.com to confirm receipt of their grant application submission but should do so with sufficient time to re-submit the application before the deadline if it has not been received. Applications must be received by or before 12 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2023. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.
Any documents that are not available to be uploaded at the time of application must be emailed to grants@juniorleagueoflafayette.com prior to the stated application deadline.
The 2023-24 Collaborative Grants Committee looks forward to working with you and your agency. Please direct all questions to New Chair, Collaborative Opportunity Grants Chair, by email at grants@juniorleagueoflafayette.com.