Community Outreach Endowment

In 1989, Junior League of Wichita established the Community Outreach Endowment Fund with the purpose of addressing urgent, non-volunteer needs of area nonprofits in an efficient manner. Its purpose remains the same today. Junior League of Wichita’s community endowment fund grants are just one of the many ways Junior League of Wichita is making a difference in the Wichita community. 

All applications for funding are reviewed and voted on by the Endowment Committee. Requests exceeding $5,000 require approval by the Governing Board and Management Team.

Grant range - Community Outreach Endowment Fund grant applications may currently be submitted for up to $8,000.

Applications may come at any time during the year and will be acted upon dependent upon funds available. It is recommended to submit applications regarding potential projects no later than three months in advance of the project. 

Applications are considered on their own merit and circumstances and based on general guidelines including the following:

  1. Requests must come from an organization and not from an individual(s).
  2. The request must be submitted online or in writing. 
  3. The request must be made for a specific purpose.
  4. The request must be for a need that falls within the Junior League of Wichita's Mission   Statement or a need designated for a community emergency.
  5. The organization should not have received a JLW Community Outreach Endowment Fund grant   within the immediate past fiscal year or be a current Junior League project agency.
  6. The request should be for an emergency or short-term need. 
  7. The request should not be for support of a general fundraising or building campaign.

To apply for a Community Outreach Endowment Grant please complete either the printable application or the online application and email supporting documents to the Community Outreach Endowment Chair at The league has distributed all of its Community Outreach Endowment Grants for the 2016-2017 year. Applications will be accepted again beginning July 1, 2018.

Please email the following supporting documents:

  • Recent Financial Statement 990 form
  • Current Operating Budget and or/project budget
  • Annual Audit Report
  • Any other Additional Documents

Reasons to Give to JLW’s Community Outreach Endowment:

  • Gifts to the endowment are tax-deductible.
  • Opportunity to help meet urgent financial needs of area nonprofits.
  • One size fits all—perfect for the person who has everything; make a gift in honor of your League friends and/or sponsor (acknowledgment will be sent to honoree). 

Ways to Give to JLW’s Community Outreach Endowment:

  • Make a tax-deductible, one-time cash donation online
  • Endowment gifts are not limited to cash donations and are accepted throughout the year. 

If you have any additional questions or would like to discuss making a gift to the Community Outreach Endowment Fund, please contact our Endowment Chair at


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Junior League of Wichita

6402 East 12th Street
Wichita, Kansas 67206-1306
Phone: 316.682.7473