Each year, the Junior Service League of Grand Junction allocates funds raised through the Viva el Vino event and silent auction donations. Those funds are granted to various non-profit organizations in Mesa County that serve women, children and families in need. The JSL grant application for the local non-profits to request funds is generally advertised and available the beginning of July through mid-August.  The JSL Community Giving Committee then meets several times to determine which organizations will receive funding.  There are many worthy non-profit organizations in Mesa County, and the JSL Community Giving Committee considers their responsibility of making difficult decisions very serious. JSL developed a grant rating criteria and grading system to help the committee make informed and equitable decisions.  After the selection process is complete and voted on, JSL awards the chosen grant recipients with the funds in December at a celebratory dinner. Please review the list of our past grant recipients by clicking here.

If you are involved with a Mesa County non-profit and are interested in applying for funding, please click on the grant guidelines tab to see if your organization qualifies, or send an email to  We look forward to hearing from you!

Our 2017 Grant Application is now closed. We will contact all applicants in November to let you know if your organization has been selected to receive an award from the Junior Service League.