The Junior League of Evanston-North Shore Community Grant application window has now closed as of December 15, 2021.

The League will be awarding Community Grants to local non-profit organizations totaling $90,000 during our 2021-22 League Year.  We will be awarding these Community Grants by the end of March 2022. 

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


The JLE-NS 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, the JLE-NS awarded $109,500 to thirteen 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.