Nonprofit Assistance

Our Mission

The Junior League of Boca Raton, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Our Vision

The Junior League of Boca Raton will provide resources, knowledge and funding to the community through the training, education and voluntarism of its members. The Junior League of Boca Raton will be proactive in developing collaborative partnerships to address significant issues in South Florida and will improve the overall quality of life through a legacy of trained volunteers.


Non-Profit Workshop Series
Community Support Fund (CSF)
Done In A Day (DIAD)
Community Issues Research Committee
Vegso Community Resource Center

These committees were created to uphold the above mission and vision of the JLBR. The Junior League of Boca Raton is here to make a difference in the lives of people in our community. There are many nonprofits doing wonderful work in our community and part of our vision is to support those organizations. Below are many of the ways we can help your nonprofit organization.

Nonprofit Workshop Series

We provide trainings for area nonprofits. See current offerings here

Community Support Fund (CSF)

The Community Support Fund is the granting arm of the Junior League of Boca Raton that allows community organizations within the Junior League's service area to apply for grants up to $2,500 to assist in funding their programs and initiatives.

The Community Support Fund enables the Junior League to grant funding to organizations that render services within our three focus issues of Hunger, Child Welfare and Nonprofit Assistance. Requests for support are considered based on the following criteria:

  • The maximum award per applicant is $2500. Multiple projects may be considered up to this maximum.
  • Funds must be used within the geographic service area of the Junior League of Boca Raton, defined as North Broward County and South Palm Beach County.
  • Applicants must have a 501(c) (3) status with the IRS, be in the process of obtaining this status or be under the umbrella of an agency with 501 (c) (3) status.
  • Requests will NOT be considered for fund raising events or expenses, political expense, travel, sectarian religious projects promoting religion, or to individuals.
  • A grant application must be completed and returned with all of the requested supportive materials.
  • Applicants may receive funding ONLY every other year.
  • Agencies currently having a project under consideration as a Junior League community project or a current Junior League community project are ineligible.
  • Applicants must provide a written progress report on the use of granted monies upon request by JLBR.

Click here to download the CSF request form.

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Done In a Day (DIAD)

The JLBR provides volunteer support to qualified agencies for short-term or one-day projects or events; referred to as Done-In-A-Day (DIAD) Community Service Projects. How can the Junior League of Boca Raton help your committee or organization?

In order to be considered for volunteer support, your event must meet the following criteria:

  • The requesting agency must be a non-profit, tax-exempt agency.
  • The proposed project must fall under a current JLBR focus-area (Hunger, Child Welfare, or Non-Profit Support), although a small number of events that fall outside of these areas will also be considered.
  • The proposed project or event must support the JLBR service area of South Palm Beach County and North Broward County, or be a collaborative effort with another Junior League.
  • Volunteer support cannot be provided for religious programs, political activities, or fund-raising events held by other agencies.
  • DIAD committee will not provide financial support for the requesting agency or project.

Click here to apply for volunteer support.

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Community Issues Research Committee

A team of JLBR members research new community project possibilities and determine their viability as a future project for the Junior League, as well as grow and develop the current community projects we service. The committee coordinates roundtable discussions and task force meetings with community leaders and local dignitaries to identify unmet community needs. Project Proposal Requests are considered based on the following criteria:

  • An applying organization must:
    • Submit a written request, using the Community Issues Research Committee Application Form, detailing the need and uses for the funds
    • Be a non-profit, tax-exempt organization
    • Be within one (1) of the JLBR current focus areas or Position Statements
    • Use funds received within the JLBR service area
    • Have a local Board of Directors
    • Submit the following additional information:
      • List of current Board of Directors
      • Staff positions
      • Other agencies being solicited for funds
      • Approved agency budget
      • Certified or audited most recent financial statements
      • Current operating budget
  • Agree to sign an Assistance Agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the JLBR assistance.
  • Assistance agreements for all JLBR funded projects must be signed by August 31st of the current fiscal year (before the end of the first quarter).

*The Proposal Request deadline is October 31st each year. Proposals submitted by October 31st will be considered for a possible project the following JLBR year. For example, if a Proposal Request is received on June 1, 2014, the potential project would be considered for the 2014-2015 JLBR year.

Click here to submit your Proposal Request.

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Vegso Community Resource Center

The Vegso Community Resource Center serves as a resource center for South County nonprofit organizations, enabling them to research funding opportunities without losing valuable staff time to travel. The Center's Resource Library houses the Foundation Center's Cooperating Collection core materials and other resources that may be useful to nonprofit organizations seeking funding and/or information about nonprofit management. The VCRC Grant Library is open to the public 40 hours per week. Specialized training workshops for nonprofits are offered by the Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) in cooperation with such groups as the Nonprofit Resource Institute, the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and the Donors Forum. To learn more about the VCRC and to register for upcoming workshops click here.

*For more information please call (561) 620-2553 or email,

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