Community Projects

2020-2021 Project Application (doc)
2020-2021 Project Application (pdf)
(Note: Applications for 2020-2021 were due on May 31, 2019)

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc. (JLFW) makes a difference in the community by providing trained volunteers to non-profit agencies.

Some of the agencies also receive funding for important projects. Information about 2019-2020 Projects will be uploaded soon.

The following community agencies were selected to receive Junior League funding and volunteers in 2019-2020.

SIGNATURE PROJECTS 

COOK CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION
MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE PREVENTION PROJECT
90th Anniversary Project
$90,000

Funds will be used to help Cook Children’s Hospital create an environment and facilities that help children and their families when the child is suffering from a psychotic episode or a suicide attempt.  Volunteers will serve in various capacities within the hospital, helping patients and their families in various departments and on floors across the Medical Center.

HISTORIC FORT WORTH
BALL-EDDLEMAN-MCFARLAND HOUSE ACCESSIBILITY PROJECT
90th Anniversary Project
$90,000

Funds will be used to help to restore the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House (the first Junior League headquarters) to make it accessible to all and comply with the American with Disabilities Act.  Volunteers will have various opportunities to work with Historic Fort Worth, including working in the Preservation Resource Center and serving as volunteer docents.

JPS FOUNDATION
NICU SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROJECT
90th Anniversary Project
$90,000

Funds will be used to purchase human-based milk nutritional supplements for premature babies..  Volunteers will work within the NICU with the premature babies and their families.

FORT WORTH YOUTH ORCHESTRA
ORCHESTRA SEASON SUPPORT PROJECT
2019 – 2020
$50,000

Funds will be used to support the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra’s Concert Season and special events, helping to encourage musical excellence for young musicians in grades K-12.  Volunteers will serve as ushers during the performances and special events.

COMMUNITY STOREHOUSE
DIGNITY CLOSET PROJECT
2019-2020
$40,000

Funds will be used to purchase personal hygiene products for Dignity Closet Packs to be distributed to students in Tarrant County.  Volunteers will shop for the personal hygiene products and prepare and deliver the Dignity Packs to the schools.

FORT WORTH DROWNING PREVENTION COALITION
SAFE SWIM PROGRAM
2017 – 2020
$30,000

Funds will be used to cover program expenses to expand the Swim Safe program into the Stop Six neighborhood in Southeast Fort Worth.  Volunteers will assist students within the pool environment and assist with check in and record keeping for the program.

ACH CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
WICHITA CAMPUS WELLNESS PROGRAM PROJECT
2019 – 2020
$20,000

Funds will be used to cover the costs of a Wellness Program for youth in the ACH Emergency Shelter.  The Wellness Program is a comprehensive program that includes classes and activities focusing on nutrition, exercise, job skills, art and other life and social skill-building experiences.  Volunteers will help execute the Wellness Program with guidance and framework set forth by ACH Child and Family Services.

MHMR VISIONS
BE STRONG FAMILIES PARENT CAFE PROJECT
2019 – 2020
$20,000

Funds will be used to enhance the “Be Strong Families” Parent café program that helps support parents raising children with development delays and disabilities.  Volunteers will serve as Café hosts and assist with set up and tear down of the Cafés.

NEWDAY SERVICES FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
FOCUS (FAMILIES OFFERING CHILDREN UNFAILING SUCCESS) FOR MOTHERS PROJECT
2019 – 2020
$20,000

Funds will be used to provide meeting space for the FOCUS for Mother’s program by way of room rental and room preparation and furnishing.  This program provides support to mothers who are at risk of losing their child to substitute care or have already lost their child and are attempting to have the child returned to them.  Volunteers will serve as co-facilitators for the classes and help with set up and tear down of the meeting space.

RECOVERY RESOURCE COUNCIL
GIRLS TEEN RETREAT PROJECT
2019 – 2020
$ 20,000

Funds will be used to cover the costs of The Teen Retreat, which provides a unique opportunity for at-risk girls to strengthen life readiness skills and discover new interests that will empower them to see a healthy future.  Volunteers will assist with the Teen Retreat and serve as mentors and role models to the attendees.

THE CLIBURN
EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR PIANO COMPETITION PROJECT
2019-2020
$20,000

Funds will be used to bring the Piano Competition to fruition in Fort Worth and support the organization in their endeavor to improve exposure and support of classical music, as well as to help underwrite the Gift Shop (all proceeds benefit The Cliburn and its community efforts).  Volunteers will serve in a variety of ways, including helping in the gift shop and working with competitors and their families.