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 past four 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.

As such, we have revamped the grants application for this year to focus solely on organizations that directly serve transitional age foster youth (TAY) in Santa Clara County.

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, safety, or to help foster youth successfully transition out of foster care.

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.

We will announce our next grant cycle in late August 2018. Please visit this page again for the link to apply. Please email Jenny Bratton, Community Impact and Grants Assessment Chair, at for information or questions.