Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club Charitable Fund Grant Proposal Procedure

Background

The Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club (MLJWC) is a civic, philanthropic and social organization founded in 1968. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with an annual membership of approximately 100 women from Pittsburgh’s South Hills. MLJWC concentrates on advancing the status of women and children in the region through volunteer efforts, and by providing financial support from the MLJWC Charitable Fund to well deserving charities.
   
Each year, MLJWC solicits grant proposals from eligible charities. MLJWC’s Philanthropy Committee reviews all applications and chooses which organization(s) will receive grants the following May, including selection of the organization that will be our major grant recipient. The Philanthropy Committee determines the amount awarded to our major grant recipient, as well as the amount of smaller grants to other well-deserving organizations.

Requirements for Application

  1. The organization applying for a grant must be a non-profit organization.

  2. The organization must benefit women and/or children in the Greater Pittsburgh area.


Application Contents

  1. Your Mission: We wish to understand what your organization is about and are particularly interested in the impact your organization has on the community.

    Please include your organization’s mission statement.
    Additional information to include: your impact and involvement in the community, your success rates, statistics, and testimonials.

  2. Use of Funds: Please explain how your organization would make use of a grant ranging from $15,000-$20,000. Please include specific projects or activities this would fund. Though we do not guarantee the amount of any grant, we are interested in the impact a grant would have on your organization and our immediate South Hills community.

  1. Statement of Need:
    Please describe how your organization is presently funded. Please include a financial statement or annual report.

  2. Fundraising:
    Please provide information on any and all fundraisers scheduled or anticipated for your organization, including event date(s), event capacity, anticipated revenue, location and whether this event is hosted by your organization or another organization.

    Please note that our annual benefit is held in mid-late March. Although another fundraiser scheduled for your organization around the same time does not disqualify your application, it is a consideration in our selection process.

  1. Benefit Participation:
    We are looking to partner with an organization that will actively participate in ensuring a mutually successful event. Please describe how your organization if selected as our major grant recipient, will assist in the planning of our benefit, i.e. leveraging community contacts, driving attendance and ticket sales, sponsorship solicitation, public relations.

  2. Non-Monetary Need:
    Please describe non-financial ways that MLJWC may help your organization, i.e. service projects, non-cash donations.

  3. Contact Information:
    Please provide contact information in the event the Philanthropy Committee has questions about your organization or application.

  4. Tax-Exempt Status: Verification of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status (IRS determination letter).

  1. Please email your application to  philanthropy@mljwc.com


Deadline

We are looking for 2018-2019 Major Grant Beneficiary! The application deadline is June, 4th 2018.


Philanthropy Chair
Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club
P.O. Box 13213
Pittsburgh, PA 15243   

If you have any questions, please send an email to philanthropy@mljwc.com