San Antonio Junior Forum Important Announcement! 

And just like that

the deadline for accepting grant applications

from nonprofits in our community has come and gone!

Our Grant Committee's decision-making process

is well underway for 2021-2022!

You won't want to miss reading about nonprofits selected

for funding in subsequent posts!

Grant Applications were submitted by organizations recognized as

tax-exempt under Internal Revenue code Section 501(c)(3)

seeking funding of a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $35,000

for specific projects benefiting economically, emotionally and/or

physically disadvantaged individuals

The 2021-2022 Grant Application and Guidelines

can be found on our website.

Grant Applications were due December 15, 2021.

Applicants will be notified of their status by March 15, 2022.

Questions?  Want to be added to our notification list?

Contact VP Grants at grants@sajuniorforum.org

Good luck to all applicants!

For a look at the 2021-2022 grant application click below:

Grant Application and Guidelines


  

                 

Volunteer Membership Meet & Greet

We all had fun at shopping and snacking at

Vintage Market Days at The San Antonio Rose Palace 

November 5th, 2021 and again at our annual

Friendsgiving dinner on November 16th!  A beautiful holiday

celebration was hosted by Sharon & Kevin where members and

significant others were invited to a pot luck meal

and to master the "left right game"!

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

Interested in finding out more about SAJF?

Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2022 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 December, we "Helped Set the Holiday Table" for

San Antonio Time Dollar Community Connections.

SAJF members collected items to stock their Food Pantry

on Tuesday November 16, 2021 after our General meeting!

Food items listed by the nonprofit were donated or monetary donations made.

Items were brought to our General meeting to be boxed for delivery.

SAJF delivered the boxes to the nonprofit on December 4th

in time for the distribution of nutritious food for the holidays.

Boxes of food were distributed to the needy by the nonprofit

on December 13th. Monetary donations to this organization are always welcome.

A donation of $1.00 will yield 7 meals for those less fortunate.

Interested?  Contact sylviarendon@gmail.com!

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 deleycetietze@yahoo prior to March 1st!

Upcoming Events:

January 11, 2022 - SAJF Board meeting @ Andrea's

January 12, 2022 - Grants Committee meeting @ Liz F's

January 13, 2022 - Scholarship Committee meeting @ Katie's

January 18, 2022 - SAJF General Meeting @ UUMC

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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