The Junior League of Augusta, Georgia (JLA) provides several opportunities for area educators and community organizations to apply for funding to support their project needs each year. The JLA distributes grant monies and funding through the following;
COMMUNITY ENABLING GRANT
The Community Enabling Fund allows the JLA to allocate monies to nonprofit community agencies. The annual grants are given for a specific purpose and are to be used in the Augusta area. After the annual deadline, the Community Council evaluates applications and decides how funds will be allocated. Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of September 28, 2018.
AWARD FOR CLASSROOM ENRICHMENT (ACE AWARDS)
This program, sponsored by the JLA has been implemented to provide funding for creative teaching projects. It is available to all Title 1 Schools in the Central Savannah River Area. Grants are awarded in any amount up to $500. Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of August 1, 2018.
FIELD TRIP FUND
The Junior League of Augusta Field Trip Fund is open to all Title 1 schools and provides funding towards busses, drivers and admission to CSRA museums, cultural/historic attractions and theatrical performances. The near-elimination of field trip and travel resources in public schools has caused a major reduction in field trips funded through the school system.
The JLA is excited to help meet a need as we believe that field trips give students freedom to explore, think differently outside the classroom and experience the great sense of adventure. Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of August 1, 2018.
ARTS ENDOWMENT GRANT
The Junior League established the Arts Endowment Fund in 1986 for the purpose of encouraging artistic excellence. Qualified recipients were originally limited to the Augusta Symphony, the Augusta Opera and the Augusta Ballet. All Augusta arts organizations became eligible for these grants in 1993. Arts Endowment Grants are given out every even year, beginning 2016. Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of September 30, 2018.