The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore is now accepting applications from local non-profit organizations for Community Grants totaling $79,000 during our 2023-2024 League Year. The applications must be completed and received by March 31, 2024, and the Grants will be awarded by the end of May 2024. Additionally, we will be awarding Scholarships totaling $21,000.


The JLE-NS is an organization of over 200 women 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, the JLE-NS awarded grants to eight non-profit organizations of varying amounts for a total of $90,000 in Community Grants.

Application Process

The 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 need, to provide seed money needed through the first year of operation, or to fund an organization that creates a significant community impact. Each recipient’s program must relate to the JLE-NS mission, vision, and community focus on advancing employment and/or supporting women, children or families. Our Community Grant application is available by clicking here.

Completed applications should be emailed to the JLE-NS Scholarships & Grants Chair at jlensscholarshipsandgrants@