GRANTS AWARDED

San Antonio Junior Forum awards $20,000.00 in grants again in 2019-2020!

The San Antonio Chapter of Junior Forum, Inc is proud to have awarded over $1,383,334.00 in grants to worthy non-profit organizations in the San Antonio area since 1961.

SAJF is excited to announce the selection of our 2019-2020 grant recipients!  This year, we received requests from 54 nonprofit organizations with requests totaling $123,079.31!  After careful consideration, 20 nonprofit organizations were chosen for funding. SAJF would like to thank all of the organizations that submitted grant applications this year.  We regret that we were unable to fund all requests, but encourage all nonprofits to submit applications again next year. The deadline for receipt of applications for 2020-2021 is August 31, 2020.  The 2020-2021 Grant Application and Guidelines will be posted on the SAJF website www.sajunorforum.org by June 1, 2020!

The following organizations were funded in 2019-2020:

  • Alpha Home – “Baby Room Enhancements” - $1,500.00

  • American Sunrise – “Rise 78207 – An American Sunrise Program” - $1,378.05

  • Bihl Haus Arts – “Go! Arts!” - $1,000.00

  • Child Advocates San Antonio – “Five Art and Soul Experiences” - $1,500.00

  • Friends of Cibolo Wilderness – “Outdoor and Farm Classroom Field Trip Program Scholarships” - $1,000.00

  • Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc. – “Building for Better” - $1,500.00

  • Madonna Center, Inc. – “After-school Program” - $1,243.00

  • Restore Education – “Passport to College Program” - $1,000.00

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. – “Stock a Pantry Program” - $2,500.00

  • Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, Inc. – “Basketball Court Safety Perimeter” - $1,000.00

  • San Antonio Time Dollar Community Connections – “Bringing Hope to the Table” - $1,050.00

  • Say Si, San Antonio Youth Yes! – “Say Si’s ABC:  Youth Justice Pilot” - $750.00

  • The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health - “ Building Leaders Together – A Program for Girls and Their Mothers” - $2,453.95

  • The Magik Children’s Theatre, Inc. – “Tickets to Literacy” – $1,375.00

  • The Saddle Light Center – “Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification” - $750.00

        

     

                 

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Join us at one of our monthly meetings to learn more! 

 

How Giving to Others Makes You Healthier and Happier

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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. 

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Upcoming Community Service Events:

October 19 - Down Syndrome Association - Buddy Walk

October 20 - Soldiers' Angels - Christmas Stocking Donation

October 24 - Family Violence Prevention Services - Fall Festival

November 2 - Epilepsy Foundation - Walk to end Epilepsy

December 12 - ChildSafe - Santa Shop

Don't forget to register for these great volunteer opportunities on your calendar!
                          

San Antonio Junior Forum

P.O. Box 781152
San Antonio, Texas 78278
Phone: 210-545-2187

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