Do you remember the “Little Bus That Cared”? It is better known as Laketran now. Do you remember Sheltered Industries in Mentor? They have since grown into the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood. Both of these are examples of organizations that were once Western Reserve Junior Service League “seed” programs.
Through Service League’s tradition of providing grants for seed money to fledgling agencies, some organizations have become self-supporting or have merged with other non-profit agencies.
Grant funding for Service League is as diversified as our membership. Grants are awarded to agencies that help infants, children, the elderly, individuals with disabilities or medical needs, and those that are economically disadvantaged. Agencies that benefit or support our safety services and the culture and arts in our community are also recipients of our funding. We have also provided help for our four-legged furry friends as well.
Service League has awarded over $1,490,828 in grants to area non-profit agencies in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. Grant applications will now only be accepted via our online application. Applications for the fall funding period will only be accepted July 1 – 31, 2023, and will be awarded in November, 2023. Grant applications for the spring funding period will only be accepted December 1 – 31, 2023 and will be awarded in April, 2024. All area non-profit agencies that meet the criteria are encouraged to submit grant requests.
For further information, please Rita Combs or Rita Antalovich at email@example.com