Grants

Periodically, the Junior League of San Antonio, Inc., awards cash grants to organizations, projects or initiatives with which the Junior League of San Antonio currently has a community placement or recently partnered with by completing a Done-in-a-Day Project(s). The purpose of these grants is to provide our partners with additional assistance beyond our planned projects so they may better meet the needs of our community.

We are not currently accepting Community Grant Applications, but will update in early 2022. In the meantime, please review our grant guidelines using the link below.

If you have any questions about JLSA Community Grants Program or would like to inquire about the grant application process, please contact us at communitygrants@jlsa.org.

2020-21 Grant Recipients


Barrington Neighbors

Barrington Neighbors Creative HeARTS

Barrington Neighbors Community Nonprofit services the “Serna Catchment Area”, which has been identified as the second most diverse area in San Antonio. Approximately 65% of the residents live below the poverty line. The grant is being used to expand the Serna Summer Enrichment Program, an enrichment program that provides meals and instruction from certified teachers to children in the area. The five-week program includes two hot meals and a daily snack to students who normally rely on subsidized meals during the school year. The program is aiming at providing meals and combating the “summer slide” that occurs when at-risk students do not continue their education over the summer months. The program has helped improved standardized test scores and grades for students.


Boysville

Camp Wild Beast 2021 Uncaged

Camp Wild Beast 2021 is a weeklong venture at Boysville for residential, shelter, and foster children ages 5-12. The camp was originally started by JLSA. The grant is being used to help expand the camp and provide a field trip for the approximately 30 children who attend.


Alpha Home

Dr. Richard Usaline Wellness Center

The Alpha Home Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program serves an average of 350 women per year.  The Wellness Center provides a safety net for residential patients, ensuring that we are addressing all mental and physical issues that negatively impact patients’ substance use disorders. The grant is being used to help ensure services, such as well-woman examinations, primary care, physical therapy, mental health counseling, are provided to those receiving treatment.


Girls, Inc.

GirlPad Grab & Go

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Girls, Inc. recognized that girls, who already face a significant stigma related to maturing and the need for feminine hygiene products, were cut off from regular to access to feminine hygiene products as learning and programming opportunities moved to virtual-only. In May 2020, Girls, Inc. created the GirlPad Grab & Go to provide girls in the community reliable access to a free one month supply of period products and educational materials. This grant will help purchase supplies for 800 Grab & Go packages of feminine hygiene products and wellness activities.


Roy Maas Youth Alternatives

Cooking Essentials for Kids

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives provides a continuum of care for children and youth, birth to 24 years. The grant money is being used for cooking equipment for the RMYA commercial teaching kitchen. RMYA is purchasing portable containers that will be used to safely transport food from their commercial kitchen to the RMYA emergency shelter and other programs. Many of the children receiving services come to the program having been malnourished and the food storage will help ensure that RMYA is able to provide nutritious, home-cooked meals.


Magdalena House

Musical Playground

Magdalena House is a neighborhood of transitional homes that serves mothers and children who have fled dangerous lives, providing transformation through education, nurturing community, and programming. The grant is being used to create a therapeutic Musical Playground to encourage children to exercise their creativity, gross motor skills, and cognitive skills in an outdoor environment. This will provide a safe space for mothers and their children to bond and promote healthy relationships.


Cibolo Nature Center

Scholarships for Children’s Nature Farm and Education Scholarships

Cibolo Nature Center promotes the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. Specifically, Cibolo has traditional Outdoor Classroom field trips for K-12 students, Outdoor Learning to Go for students during COVID-19, and the Deep Roots program for youth from Roy Maas Youth Alternatives. The grant will allow Cibolo Nature Center to expand access to underserved Title I schools in San Antonio through these three programs.


San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries

Education Intervention Program

SAMM’s vision is to reduce the rate of homelessness and strengthen the community by helping individuals and families stabilize housing and build self-sufficiency. SAMM’s Education Intervention Program supports homeless students who are considered high risk for academic challenges living at SAMM’s Transitional Living and Learning Center or in permanent supportive housing units. The grant from JLSA will help support extracurricular enrichment and experiences outside the classroom through outings and special presentations.