Junior League of Springfield Capacity Building Grant Program

Capacity building grants are strategic investments in people and organizations to be used to defray the cost of attending programs targeted at improving the management, governance and leadership of the applicant organization. Grants can be used to send staff or board members to a specific workshop or conference or to engage a consultant to provide customized training to one or more organizations.

Grant Recipients

Year Grant Amount Organizations
2020 $4,000 Helping Hands of Springfield - $1,500
Midwest Mission Distribution Center - $1,000
Senior Services of Central Illinois - $1,500
2019 $6,500 Central Illinois Foodbank - $1,000
Coalition of Rainbow Alliances - $1,200
Compass for Kids - $1,500
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County - $979
genHkids - $900
Lincoln Memorial Garden - $1,500
2018 $7,500 Faith Coalition for the Common Good - $1,500
Girls on the Run of Central Illinois - $1,417
Illinois State Museum - $798
Illinois Stewardship Alliance - $1,500
Illinois Symphony Orchestra - $785
Midwest Mission Distribution Center - $1,500
2017 $5,800 Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery - $1,500
Compass for Kids - $1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region - $1,400
Elizabeth Ann Seton Program - $1,400
2016 $5,000 Faith Coalition for the Common Good - $1,500
Girls on the Run of Central Illinois - $1,455
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois - $1,455
St. Patrick Catholic School - $590
2015 $5,000 Elizabeth Ann Seton Program - $1,361
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois - $931
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County - $750
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois - $1,027
Springfield YMCA - $931
Fall 2014 $3,250 Lincoln Land Community College Foundation Trutter Museum - $500
Lutheran High School - $1,356
Network Knowledge/WSEC - $230
Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony - $800
Springfield Art Association - $364
Spring 2014 $4,250 Animal Protective League - $1,500
Central Illinois Foodbank, Inc. - $1,500
Girls on the Run of Central Illinois - $750
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County - $500
Fall 2013 $3,750 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region - $432
Helping Hands of Springfield Inc. - $938
Northside Children's Community Library, Third Presbyterian Church - $1,380
St. Katharine Drexel Parish - $1,000
Spring 2013 $3,750 Girls on the Run of Central Illinois - $1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region - $750
St. Patrick Catholic School - $750
WUIS [Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois] - $750
Fall 2012 $3,650 Camp Care-A-Lot - $1,500
Living Hope Counseling Center - $710
Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery - $340
St. Katharine Drexel Parish - $1,100
Spring 2012 $3,850 Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois - $1,390
Prevent Child Abuse Illinois - $1,500
Primed for Life, Inc. - $960