The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore is proud to support non-profit organizations in our community.

Grants awarded in 2022 (totaling $90,000): 

Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, Round Lake, IL $20,000

Uweza Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya $20,000

Allendale Association, Lake Villa, IL $15,000

The Night Ministry, Chicago, IL $10,000

Orchard Village, Skokie, IL $9,000

Counseling Center of the North Shore, Winnetka, IL $7,500

JCFS Chicago, Chicago, IL $5,000

Family Promise Chicago North Shore, Evanston, IL $3,500

Grants awarded in 2021 (totaling $100,000):

Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, Skokie, IL $20,000

Connections for the Homeless, Evanston, IL $20,000

A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center, Zion, IL $10,000

Moraine Township Food Pantry, Highland Park, IL $10,000

Northfield Township Food Pantry, Glenview, IL $10,000

PADS Lake County, Waukegan, IL $10,000

YWCA Evanston/North Shore, Evanston, IL $10,000

CASA Lake County, Vernon Hills, IL $5,000

Prairie State Legal Services, Waukegan, IL $5,000

We will also be awarding Scholarship Grants totaling $10,000 to local High School Seniors during our League Year.  


The Junior League of Evanston-North SHore is a women’s organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The JLE-NS has supported charitable organizations that make a difference in our area since our founding in 1924. We have a goal of donating $100,000 each year until our 100th Anniversary in 2024. Last year, we awarded $109,500 to thirteen non-profit organizations in amounts ranging from $500 to $20,000.   

Application Process

The JLE-NS Community Grant Assistance Fund is expressly for the purposes of fund disbursement to non-profit, tax-exempt agencies and groups that enable the JLE-NS to respond to critical or emergency needs, to provide seed money needed through the first year of operation, or to help fund an organization that creates a significant impact in our community. Each recipient’s program must relate to the JLE-NS mission, vision, and community and focus on advancing employment and/or supporting women, children or families.