The Junior League of Sarasota has a long history of creating projects and programs to benefit our community. We are proud to announce we are now accepting applications for Community Grants and Community Projects!

Applications closed on August 1, 2022

Community Grants: Over the past four years, our JLS Grants committee has awarded more than $200,000 to over 30 local non-profit organizations.

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Community Projects:  Our Done-in-a-Day Committee provides hands-on service opportunities for our members by helping plan and coordinate selected community partner projects that serve Sarasota County.

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Applications closed on August 1, 2022

Fill out our Interest Form to be notified when applications open next year.

Some of our notable projects and partnerships include:

All Faith’s Food Bank
Children First
The Children’s Garden
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County
Education Foundation of Sarasota County
Embracing Our Differences
The Florida Center for Early Childhood
Foundation for Dreams
Frank Berlin YMCA
Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County
Girl Scouts, Inc.
The Haven
Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County
Heart Gallery of Sarasota
High Risk Hope
In the Pink Boutique
JCFS of the Suncoast Inc
Mayors Feed the Hungry
North Port Parks & Recreation
The Payton Wright Foundation
Playground at Twin Lakes Park
Selah Freedom, Inc.
Sertoma Kids
South County Food Pantry, Inc.
Spanish Point
Take Stock in Children Sarasota County
TeamUp Volunteer & Partnership Council
Teen Court
The Tiny Hands Foundation
Transition Sarasota

Each year the Junior League of Sarasota awards grants to local non-profit agencies.

Recipients of the 2021 grants include:

  • Children’s Cancer Center – Teen Group Program
  • Guardian Angels of SW Florida (In Partnership with One More Child)
  • Laurel Civic Association – Empowering Youth Program
  • Forty Carros – Circle of Security Parenting Program
  • The Florida Center – Youth mental health program
  • EasterSeals Southwest Florida, Inc – Playground Make-Over
  • Pines of Sarasota – Childcare Center

DIAD project at the Florida Early Child Center