The New York Junior League is excited to announce that it received two grants during the 2013-14 NYJL year.
The Kashi grant, facilitated through AJLI, provides $3,500 in funding for the CHEF committee to expand their healthy eating program for low-income NYC families. Under the direction of the Board Development committee, CHEF committee co-chairs Marissa Vicario and Brook Christopher made a compelling case for expanding the CHEF program into four additional community centers and offering more one-day nutrition sessions for enrollees, along with supplies for pop-up kitchens for healthy cooking demonstrations.
In addition, a corporate grant from the GM Foundation resulted in $2,500 in funding for general NYJL operating expenses. Volunteer Jennifer Kimura, an employee at General Motors, nominated the NYJL for a corporate grant from the GM Foundation. Board Development co-chair Linda Fraser proudly accepted a $2,500 check from the group in May.
If your employer offers foundation funding opportunities or if you’re aware of grant opportunities that align nicely with the NYJL’s mission, please contact the NYJL COO.