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Junior League of Reno now accepting non-profit grant proposals for projects that support women and children


(Photo): The Junior League of Reno – women building better communities.

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF RENO NEWS RELEASEWednesday, March 6, the Junior League of Reno begins accepting grant proposals from qualified community programs in northern Nevada. Grants will be awarded through the League’s Community Enrichment Fund which was established to provide funds to support community programs that fall within the focus area of the League, that of women and children. Grant applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2013.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must show the benefit of their program to women and children and have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A maximum of $20,000 will be awarded through the Community Enrichment Fund in the form of small grants.

Last year’s Community Enrichment Fund grant recipients included Tru Vista Foundation, Inc., The Empowerment Center, Traner Middle School, Crisis Call Center, Nevada Youth Empowerment, Moments of Memory and Lyon County School District.

Applications are currently available online at www.jlreno.org and must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2013 to be eligible. For additional information, please contact the Junior League of Reno Office at 775-826-0445 or email [email protected].

Founded in 1978, the Junior League of Reno, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, has a rich history of community involvement. Membership is comprised of a diverse group of female volunteers committed to building a better community through education, advocacy and volunteerism. Members are directly involved in local community projects intended to positively impact women and children. Current projects include the Dick Taylor Universally Accessible Park, Nevada Discovery Museum, Kids in the Kitchen, and Kids on the Block. The League also supports local non-profit organizations through grants and service projects including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, the Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra, and the Reno Family Shelter. Junior League of Reno owns and operates Arlington Gardens Mall and the Country Garden Restaurant. For more information about Junior League of Reno, visit www.jlreno.org.

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