Each year, SAJF distributes grants to nonprofits

in the San Antonio region

for specific projects that will benefit

economically, emotionally, and/or physically disadvantaged individuals.

In 2022-2023, we distributed $75,000 to 22 nonprofits in our community!

  We are pleased to announce that we will again be accepting

applications for grants!

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 $20,000. 

Now is the time to get started!

 Grant applications are due November 1, 2023. 

Questions?  Want to be added to our notification list?

 Contact VP Grants at


  Download the 2023-2024 grant application and guidelines by using the link below.

 Good luck to all applicants! 


Click Here to go to the Grant's page





Volunteer Membership Meet & Greet


We are off to a good start to our 2023-2024 year with a simplified schedule,

upbeat meetings, and contributions from both Actives and Sustainers

 to our Service projects! In September, we welcome Vibrant Works

to our September General meeting. In November, the Actives will

celebrate friendship and appreciation at a full Thanksgiving

meal at our annual Friendsgiving dinner. Our Actives holiday celebration

in December will include spouses and significant others, 

a pot-luck feast and gift exchange.  New members be warned that you may

need to master the "left right game" at this fun event!

In January and February, SAJF Actives and Sustainer Grants and

Scholarship Committees will be hard at work preparing recommendations

for funding of nonprofits and scholarship students.  Any member is welcome

to sit in on Committee meetings to experience our processes at work!

We will also volunteer at the SA Stock Show and Rodeo as one of our fundraising activities.

February will bring the opportunity for our President, JFI Secretary and JFI

Representative to meet with other Junior Forum Chapters 

from across Texas for the Annual JFI Board Meeting. This year "Boots and Bling" 

will be held at the Houston Cityplace Marriott in Spring Texas. Any member is

welcome to Join in the fun!  In March, the Grants Committee

will organize site visits and grant check presentations to the 

nonprofit organizations funded by SAJF this year. These visits are a

great way for members to learn about the important work of

many of our nonprofits in San Antonio.  In 

April, the Scholarship Committee will host a reception

for students receiving scholarships from SAJF in the 2024-2025 academic year

where members are able to hear from graduating high school seniors

about their plans for the future. In the Spring, SAJF will

host two fundraisers with Kendra Scott at 

The Quarry Village from 6:00-8:00 pm!  Plan to join us

for trinkets and treats at this very important event!

But stay tuned!  Service projects and activities are always being
added to our calendar to welcome new members and

cement our common interests in serving the San Antonio community.


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


Interested in finding out more about SAJF?

contact Sharon at


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!



May 16, 2023 SAJF members assembled Grab & Go Bags and Personal Hygiene Kits for parents and children residing at Ronald McDonald House in San Antonio.  Ladies donated items and assembled kits at the May General meeting.  Volunteers delivered kits to Ronald McDonald House San Antonio in May.  Items for Personal Hygiene Kits included travel sized toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap or hand lotion.  Items for Grab-N-Go-Bags included oranges, small bottles of water, granola bars, cheese & cracker packages, and individually wrapped candy. These supplies provide a home-away-from-home for families with critically ill and injured children receiving essential medical services in San Antonio.

Interested?  Contact!


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

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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 


Upcoming Events: 

October 10, 2023 - Board meeting @ TBD - 6:30 pm

October 17, 2023 - General Meeting @ UUMC "The Loft" - 6:30 pm

November 14, 2023 - Active/Board Meeting & Friendsgiving @ TBD - 6:30 pm

November 21, 2023 - General Meeting - cancelled

December 12, 2023 - Board Meeting @ TBD - 6:30 pm

December 17, 2023 - Actives Holiday party - TBD

December 19, 2023 - General Meeting - cancelled

January 9, 2024 - Board Meeting @ TBD - 6:30 pm

January 16, 2023 - General Meeting @ UUMC "The Loft" - 6:30 pm

February 13, 2024 - Board Meeting @ TBD - 6:30 pm

February 20, 2024 - General Meeting @ UUMC "The Loft" - 6:30 pm

March 12 - Board Meeting - @ TBD - 6:30 pm

March 19, 2024 - General Meeting - @ UUMC "The Loft" - 11:00-1:00 pm

April 9, 2023 - Board Meeting - @ TBD - 6:30 pm

April 16, 2024 - General Meeting and Scholarship Student Reception - @ UUMC - "The Loft" - 6:00 pm

 May 14, 2024 - Board Meeting - @ TBD - 6:30 pm

May 21, 2024 - General/Annual Meeting @ UUMC "The Loft" - 6:30 pm






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