Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of Viva el Vino 2020, at this time JSL Grants will not open for applications this year. Please check back often for more news or reach out to [email protected] for more info. 



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.

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 [email protected]  We look forward to hearing from you!

Our 2020-2021 grant applications are CLOSED. We will open our application process next year from July 2021 to August 2021.

2019 Grant Receipts

The Community Giving Program enables Junior Service League (JSL) of Grand Junction to support non-profit community organizations rendering services that enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Mesa County.

The GRANT GUIDELINES in conjunction with the GRANT APPLICATION explain which organizations are eligible to receive JSL funds. Please read the documents carefully and follow all instructions. Also, feel free to email the Committee Chair-person at [email protected] with any questions.

Community Giving Grant Guidelines

All grant requests will be carefully evaluated by JSL members of the Community Giving Committee, and all applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. All applicants must have at least a three-member Board of Directors.
  2. Applicants must have non-profit 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
  3. All programs must have been operating for no less than two (2) years, by application deadline.
  4. Upon request, all applicants must be able to provide previous fiscal year financial statement (audited if available) in addition to current fiscal year budget.
  5. Requests should not exceed $10,000.00.
  6. All JSL funds must be used in Mesa County and primarily serve Mesa County residents.
  7. JSL will not accept requests from:
  • Sectarian/Religious programs designed specifically for their member’s benefit
  • Animal rights organizations, not excluding Animal Welfare
  • Federal, State or Local governments
  • Political groups / candidates
  • Media organizations
  • Trade associations
  • Fundraising drives
  • JSL’s own events
  1. JSL does not accept requests for:
    Multi-year funding
    Funding to cover operational costs only, no salary or employee costs
  2. JSL will NOT award more than one (1) grant per year to any organization, INCLUDING parent corporations or subsidiaries.
  3. Any JSL member serving on a Board of Directors or employed by an organization applying for a grant shall abstain from voting on a grant application in committee. In addition, said member must notify the Committee Chairperson of her position with the organization.
  4. Funds must be committed and used within one (1) year from date of receipt, i.e. funds awarded in December 2017 must be used by December 31, 2018.
  5. If funding is granted, JSL requires the receiving agency to submit a full progress report on the use of the money granted by DECEMBER 31st OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR. Failure to turn in this report will result in the organization possibly being ineligible for further consideration in any future years. A form/guideline is provided for this purpose.
  6. All applicants must complete the JSL Grant Application in full, including all supporting documents, by the deadline, WHICH IS August 15, 2017. –NOTE: Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered for funding.

The members of the COMMUNITY GIVING COMMITTEE look forward to reading your application.


2019CASA of Mesa County4000
2019Clifton Christian Church Food and Clothing3000
2019Colorado Discoverability3500
2019Community Food Bank2000
2019Counseling and Education Center1620
2019EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum2500
2019First Presbyterian Church500
2019Freedom & Responsibility Education Enterprise615
2019Girl Scouts of Colorado2000
2019Grand Junction Imagination Library2000
2019Grand Valley Catholic Outreach2500
2019Harmony Acres Equestrian Center2000
2019Hilltop Community Resources, Inc1800
2019HOPE of the Grand Valley4000
2019Karis, Inc3500
2019Kids Aid3000
2019Mesa County Safety Council2000
2019St. Mary’s Hospital – Foster Grandparent Program4000
2019Steppin’ it Up, Inc1500
2019The Autism Task Force1000
2019The Thrift Shop of Fruita, Lower Valley Imagination Library1000
2019Western CO Area Health Education Center3000
2019Western Colorado Center for the Arts3000
2019St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation25000
2018Hope of the Grand Valley2000
2018Karis, Inc.1000
2018Kids Aid2500
2018St. Mary’s Foster Grandparent Program2000
2018Steadfast Steeds2000
2018Steppin’ It Up, Inc500
2018Western Colorado Area Health Education Center1000
2018Western Slope Center For Children2000
2018Wings and Warriors Western Slope2500
2018Belingual Kids1000
2018Clifton Christian Church Food and Clothing2000
2018Colorado Discover Ability3000
2018Community Food Bank3000
2018Counseling and Education Center1000
2018Court Appointed Special Advocates (casa)2000
2018Dream Big Adaptive Watersports2500
2018Eureka! McConnell Science Museum2500
2018Fruita Thrift Shop’s Imagination Library1000
2018Girl Scouts of Colorado2000
2018Girls On the Run of Western Colorado1000
2018Good Samaritan Clinic2500
2018Grand Junction Imagination Library1500
2018Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center2000
2018Grand Valley Public Radio Co Inc.1000
2018Grant A Wish2500
2018Harmony Acres Equestrian Center2000
2018High Desert Opera1000
2018Homewardbound of the Grand Valley3000
2017 Clifton Christian Church Food and Clothing2500
2017 Colorado Discover Ability3500
2017 Community Food Bank4500
2017 Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mesa County1000
2017 Fruita Thrift Shop’s Imagination Library1000
2017 Girl Scouts of Colorado1000
2017 Good Samaritan Clinic2000
2017 Grand Junction Imagination Library2000
2017 Grand Mesa Nordic Council2000
2017 Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center1700
2017 Grant A Wish2000
2017 High Desert Opera1000
2017 High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids1000
2017 First Presbyterian Church Grand Junction1800
2017 Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley Inc2000
2017 Hope of the Grand Valley4000
2017 Kids Aid1500
2017 Orchard Mesa Food Pantry2500
2017 St. Mary’s Foster Grand Parent Program2500
2017 Thunder Mountain Elementary1500
2017 Western Colorado Area Health Education Center2000
2017 Western Colorado Center for the Arts2000
2017 Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation5000
2016Clifton Christian Church Food and Clothing3000
2016Colorado Canyons Association2000
2016Colorado Discover Ability3000
2016Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association1500
2016Community Food Bank3000
2016Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mesa County1000
2016Fruita Thrift Shop’s Imagination Library500
2016Grand Junction Imagination Library500
2016Hilltop Community Resources Inc.1000
2016Hope of the Grand Valley2000
2016Karis Inc. dba Zoe House2000
2016Kids Aid1500
2016Marillac Clinic2000
2016Mesa Land Trust2500
2016Mesa Youth Services, Inc. dba Mesa County Partners1000
2016Riverside Educational Center2500
2016The Salvation Army2000
2016St. Mary’s Foster Grand Parent Program1500
2016Western Colorado Area Health Education Center2000
2016Western Colorado Center for the Arts1500
2016Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation2000
2015Riverside Educational Center1000
2015Colorado National Monument Association2000
2015Marillac Clinic2500
2015Kids Aid1600
2015Community Food Bank5000
2015Grand Mesa Nordic Council5000
2015Colorado Riverfront Foundation, Inc.2500
2015The Salvation Army2500
2015Fruita Thrift Shop’s Imagination Library1000
2015Mesa County Partners1000
2015Grand Valley Catholic Outreach1500
2015Mesa Land Trust3500
2015Hilltop Community Resources, Inc.2400
2015Western Colorado Center for the Arts1000
2015Colorado Canyons Association5000
2015St. Mary’s Foster Grandparent Program1500
2015Clifton Christian Church Food and Clothing5000
2015Grand Junction Imagination Library1000
2014Hilltop Community Resources, Inc.2910
2014Community Food Bank2500
2014Marillac Clinic2500
2014Kids Aid2500
2014Salvation Army2500
2014Ariel Clinical Services2500
2014Grand Junction Imagination Library2485
2014D51 Foundation2000
2014Mesa Land Trust2000
2014St. Mary’s Foster Grandparent Program2000
2014Fire Football Club1500
2014John McConnell Math and Science Center1150
2014Riverside Educational Center1000
2014Colorado National Monument Association1000
2014Desert Edge Therapy955
2014Mesa County Partners865
2014Fruita Thrift Shop and Imagination Library500
2013Kids Aid2500
2013Marillac Clinic Inc.1500
2013Riverside Educational Center1500
2013St. Mary’s Foster Grandparent Program2000
2013Western Colorado Center for the Arts dba the Art Center3000
2013Western Slope Center for Children2500
2013ARVD Heart for Hope5000
2013Community Food Bank5000
2013Desert Edge Therapy550
2013District 51 Foundation4680
2013Fruita Thrift Shop’s Imagination Library450
2013Grand Junction Imagination Library2500
2013Grand Valley Catholic Outreach2500
2013Hilltop Community Resources, Inc.2320
2012Pro Bono Project of Mesa County1500
2012St. Mary’s Hospital Foster Grandparent Program2000
2012Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation1000
2012Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation2000
2012Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)1000
2012Colorado National Monument3000
2012Community Food Bank1800
2012Desert Edge Therapy1000
2012Fruita Imagination Library1000
2012Grand Junction Imagination Library1000
2012Grand Valley Catholic Outreach2000
2012Hilltop Community Resources1050
2012John McConnell Math & Science Center1000
2012Karis, Inc.1500
2012Kids Aid2000
2012Mesa County Public Library Foundation2150
2012Mesa Developmental Services5000
2011Kids Aid2500
2011Marillac Clinic1000
2011Mesa County Partners1500
2011Mesa Developmental Services1000
2011Riverside Educational Center1000
2011St. Mary’s Foster Grandparent Program1500
2011Strong Families Safe Kids2000
2011Western Colorado Botanical Gardens2200
2011Western Colorado Riverfront Foundation10000
2011Western Colorado Tamarisk Coalition3000
2011CASA of Mesa County500
2011Child and Migrant Services1000
2011Colorado Discoverability1500
2011Colorado National Monument Association2450
2011Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association5000
2011Community Food Bank2500
2011Court Appointed Special Advocate2500
2011Desert Edge Therapy1120
2011Desert Edge Therapy2150
2011Girl Scouts of America1250
2011Girls on the Run750
2011Grand Junction Imagination Library5000
2011Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra1500
2011Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado2500
2011Karis, Inc.2500
2010Strong Families Safe Kids2000
2010Western Colorado Botanical Gardens2200
2010Western Colorado Riverfront Foundation1000
2010Colorado DiscoverAbility1500
2010Colorado National Monument Association2450
2010Community Food Bank2500
2010Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)2500
2010Desert Edge Therapy2150
2010Girl Scouts of America1250
2010Girls on the Run750
2010Mesa County Partners – Mentoring1500
2010Riverside Educational Center1000
2009Colorado Discoverability2000
2009Colorado National Monument Assn4400
2009Girls on the Run2500
2009Grand Junction Housing Authority1000
2009Grand Valley Catholic Outreach5000
2009Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado3300
2009Mesa Developmental Services4500
2009Mesa Youth Services – Partners2000
2009Strong Families Safe Kids2000
2008Mesa Developmental Services7000
2008Mesa Youth Services – Partners2000
2008Ariel Clinical Services1000
2008Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus1000
2008Colorado DiscoverAbility1000
2008Desert Edge Therapy, Inc.3500
2008Girls on the Run2000
2008Hilltop – Kiddin’ Around1000
2008Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado3000
2008Riverside Educational Center2000
2008St. Mary’s Foster Grandparents2500
2008St. Mary’s Regional Center40000
2008Tree House Youth Center2000
2008Western Colorado Math & Science Center5000
2008Western Slope Center for Children1400

The Junior Service League’s Community Giving grant qualification guidelines require our grant recipients to complete a report detailing how they used JSL’s award.  The report must be received by the last day of the year for which the grant was awarded (for example the 2014 grant recipients, this form is due December 31, 2015.)  If an organization fails to comply with this requirement, they may be put on non-eligible status for any future grant cycles and may be required to return the money already awarded.  Please avoid any unnecessary complications by complying with this simple rule.  Also, please note that this verification process is necessary for JSL to maintain its non-profit status. Click below to download the Grant Tracking Form.

Grant Tracking Form