San Antonio Junior Forum Grants Announcement! 

San Antonio Junior Forum is pleased to announce that our

community funding decision-making process has begun for 2022-2023!

  You won't want to miss this grant-giving cycle!

In 2022, $80,000 in grants was distributed to our nonprofit community!

Grant applications may be submitted by organizations

 recognized as tax-exempt under internal revenue code section 501(c)(3)

seeking funding of a maximum of $10,000

for specific projects benefiting economically, emotionally and/or

physically disadvantaged individuals.

Now it is time to get started!

  Grant applications are due November 1, 2022.

  Questions? Want to be added to our notification list?

  Contact SAJF VP Grants at grants@sajuniorforum.org. 

  To get started, download the 2022-2023 SAJF Grant Application and Guidelines from this website!

Go to:  What we do, Grants, Grant Application and Guidelines!

Good luck to all applicants!

Click Here to go to the Grant's page


  

                 

 

Volunteer Membership Meet & Greet

 

We had a great start to the 2021-2022 year with a Board retreat at Canyon Lake in August,

and brunch at Jardin and a tour of the Frida Kahlo Oasis exhibit at the

Botanical Gardens in September.  We enjoyed shopping at

Vintage Market Days at The San Antonio Rose Palace in  

November and again friendship and a full Thanksgiving meal at our annual

Friendsgiving dinner in November!  A beautiful holiday

celebration was hosted by our Treasurer where members and

significant others were invited to a pot luck meal

and to master the "left right game"!  February  brought

the opportunity for members to meet with other Junior Forum

Chapters from across Texas for a JFI Retreat and joint chapter 

service project "Project Joy and Hope" In March, the Grants Committee

organized  site visits and grant check presentations to the 

many nonprofit organizations funded by SAJF this year.  Finally, in

April, the Scholarship Committee hosted a beautiful reception

for students receiving scholarships from SAJF in the fall.

  

There is always room for a little fun with fellow volunteers!

 

Interested in finding out more about SAJF?

  

Stay tuned for upcoming events or

contact Diana at membership@sajuniorforum.org!

  

SAJF is unlike any other Women's organization.  We don't support just one single cause, but reach out in many ways to make an impact in our community.

  Want to be involved in funding nonprofits through grants, selecting

high school students to receive scholarships, or participating in varied

service projects throughout the community?

  If the answer is yes, then this is the organization for you.

 

Join us at one of our monthly meetings or volunteer at our

next community service project!

 

In October, the ladies of SAJF will host a collection drive to support Soldiers' Angels "Holiday Stockings for Heroes".  Actives and Sustainers will collect items from the list of suggested items that Soldiers' Angels has provided.  At our General meeting October 18th, we will stuff the stockings and later deliver them to the Soldiers' Angels headquarters here in San Antonio.  Donated stockings are shipped to service members deployed to combat zones or those in combat operations and veteran patients in VA Hospitals across the country. The stockings will also be shared with National Guard and Reserve Units across the country. The ladies of SAJF hope that receiving a stuffed stocking will help to brighten the spirits of deployed service members and veterans this holiday season.  We aim to fill 30 stockings this year!  Please help by contributing items to our cause!

In December, the women of SAJF will volunteer to support ChildSafe's Santa Shop by wrapping donated gifts chosen by parents for their children at holiday time.  It is hoped that such acts of kindness will somehow ease the stress and trauma of abuse that children utilizing the facility have undergone.  Treating and helping families heal is a cause near and dear to many members of SAJF.

 

 

Interested?  Contact service@sajuniorforum.org!

 

How Giving to Others Makes You Healthier and Happier

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you to reduce stress, find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. Learn more about the many benefits of helping others and find tips on getting started.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. 

 

Benefits of volunteering

4 ways to feel healthier and happier

  1. Volunteering connects you to others

  2. Volunteering is good for your mind and body

  3. Volunteering can advance your career

  4. Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life

Continue reading article by following this link: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-living/volunteering-and-its-surprising-benefits.htm
 
 
 
 
 

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Name Your Scholarship!

Interested in sponsoring a scholarship student this year?

Opportunities exist for donors that want to sponsor a SAJF scholarship to name the scholarship.

Scholarships are often named after a loved one who in their lifetime was a promoter of higher education.

SAJF will select a student with the donor's specifications in mind.

Donors will be invited to attend a reception in hour of the award and to meet the candidate chosen.

Interested in learning more?

Contact the VP Scholarships at scholarships@sajuniorforum.org 

 

Upcoming Events:

October 11, 2022 - Board meeting @ Andrea's - 6:00 pm

October 18, 2022 - General meeting @ UUMC - 11:30 am

October 18, 2022 - Service - Soldiers Angels Christmas Stockings

October 25, 2022 - Sustainers fall luncheon - Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine

November 8, 2022 - Board meeting @ Andrea's - 6:00 pm

November 15, 2022 - General meeting & Friendsgiving  - location TBD

December 2022 - Service - ChildSafe - Santa's Shop

December 6, 2022 - Board meeting @ Andrea's - 6:00 pm

December 20, 2022 - General meeting - cancelled

 

Stay tuned for more opportunities to support those in need in our community with the ladies of SAJF!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          

San Antonio Junior Forum

P.O. Box 781152
San Antonio, Texas 78278

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