Community Grants

The Junior League of San Jose builds partnerships and seeks solutions that make a lasting impact on our ever-changing community. For the years, JLSJ has been developing an Issue-Based Community Impact model. In this model, we are seeking to change and improve systems and services of importance in our community. Our goal is to develop and support the civic leadership skills of our members in philanthropy, advocacy and public service. Our current efforts and commitment are directed toward helping foster youth successfully transition out of foster care.

JLSJ provides Community Grants to organizations that directly serve transitional age foster youth (TAY) in Santa Clara County.

Proposal Deadline: November 16, 2018

Proposal Return Address: online form or mail hardcopies to:
Junior League of San Jose
1615 Dry Creek Road
San Jose, CA 95125

Proposal Contact:
Ginger Leishman, Community Impact & Grant Assessment Chair

2018 Community Grant Recipients

Apply for a JLSJ Community Grant

Is your nonprofit working with foster youth aging out of the foster care system? We are looking for nonprofits focusing on education, employment, life skills development, literacy, nutrition, health, early parent education or safety to help foster youth successfully transition out of foster care.

Apply to partner with JLSJ here for a Community Grant.

Grant Details:

  • Must be a registered 501C3 non-profit to apply
  • Looking for non-profits that will utilize our grant for a special project or new program
  • Looking for special projects or new programs that allow JLSJ Members opportunities to volunteer in the effort

For Example:

  • Your organization would like to implement a life skills program for teenagers who are exiting the foster care system. You would use our grant to purchase supplies, fund programming and use our Members to set up and/or help implement a portion of the lessons.

If you would like to partner with JLSJ, we want to hear from you! Please fill out the Community Grant form here. We will review all submissions and announce our 2019 partners in December 2018.

Email Ginger Leishman, Community Impact and Grants Assessment Chair, at for information or questions.