Local nonprofit organizations benefit from Junior League donation

Junior League of Collin County donation The Junior League of Collin County presented checks to 13 local nonprofit agencies like the Assistance Center of Collin County last month as part of its Community Grants Program.[/caption]

The Junior League of Collin County contributed $93,500 to 13 Collin County nonprofit agencies who were honored at a check presentation and reception in June.

Nonprofit organizations are selected each year to receive funding through the JLCC's Community Grants program. The grant selection process is an opportunity to demonstrate the power of collaboration among nonprofit service providers, JLCC President Jennifer Tinsman said.  The program also allows the league to combine its financial resources, volunteer hours and leadership to support the most critical needs in Collin County, she said.  In addition, the JLCC provides ongoing support to these organizations in the form of advisory roles, nonprofit management education and volunteer support in order to help raise awareness.

This year's Community Grant Award recipients are:

Funding will provide fruit bags to serve as a supplemental nutrition source for nutritionally at-risk clients.

Funding will help the agency provide transitional housing for families while they work toward sustainability. Specifically, the grant will go toward the purchasing of air mattresses for the homeless.

Funds will be used to establish a laboratory service line for patients. Money from this grant will be used to purchase equipment and testing supplies associated with an onsite clinic laboratory.

  • Wellness Center Committee on Aging

Funds will be used to support health care services program for seniors and specifically to support the agency’s health educational series

Grant money will help provide operational support for this organization, which offers a transitional housing program for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

Funds will be used to provide clothing and hygiene products to children supported by this agency.

Money will go toward the organization's survivor education program for victims of domestic violence.

  • Communities in Schools of the Dallas Region

This project supports 17 school campuses in Plano and McKinney. Funds will be used to provide additional tutoring, parenting education and basic needs purchases year round.

Grant funds will be used to support the 5th Grade Outdoor Learning Camp, a three-day experiential science and social studies camp.

Funds will be used to expand this nonprofit organization's family stabilization rental assistance initiative, which helps families in their transition to economic stability.

Grant money will be used for an expanded facility housing.

Grant funds will be used to support scholarships for students from Plano ISD high schools who are attending Collin College or other state schools. Recipients receive tutoring, college/career coaching and financial skills training.

Funds will be used to help establish an all-abilities playground at Bonnie Wenk Park in McKinney.