The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. is pleased to present the 2013-2014 Project Proposal form. Please read and consider the following guidelines before completing the propsal.
Junior League of El Paso, Inc.
The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. (JLEP) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For 79 years, JLEP has led efforts to improve the El Paso community through numerous projects with trained volunteers and financial support. JLEP is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. which coordinates 293 Leagues throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Great Britain, and has a collective membership of nearly 160,000 women.
The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. has over 200 active members with diverse backgrounds and skills. Annually, each active member is assigned a volunteer placement and serves in a community project or internal committee. Given the time constraints of balancing work and family obligations, these placements strive to utilize the volunteer’s time effectively.
- The Junior League of El Paso, Inc. currently dedicates its membership to and funds projects that fall within its Position Statements. JLEP supports and promotes projects in the following areas: Abuse, Aging, Arts and Cultural Enrichment, Children and Youth, Education and Literacy, Environment, Family Preservation, Health, Hunger and Homelessness, Voluntarism, and Women.
- JLEP strives to pro-actively meet the critical needs of the El Paso community either by initiating or collaborating with community groups on positive solutions. Volunteer and financial support will primarily concentrate on projects with high impact and/or high visibility which make El Paso a better place to live for ALL of its citizens.
- Only projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color or national origin will be considered.
- The Project Proposal must demonstrate an organized structure with clear, measurable goals and objectives toward a specific purpose.
- Every project must utilize Junior League volunteers in an effective way. JLEP will not sponsor a project unless it provides opportunities for volunteer service by its members. Those opportunities must be clearly defined in the Project Proposal.
- Requested funding will be used for program development, professional guidance, educational materials and/or public education. JLEP will not fund endowment funds; salaries, grants or loans to individuals; fundraising events; religious organizations for religious purposes; or political organizations, campaigns or candidates.
- Accepted projects will require JLEP and the sponsor organization to enter into a one-year written agreement spanning from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. An accepted project may continue beyond one year, but must be re-submitted for consideration by November 1, 2013. The project must also demonstrate the potential for financial self-sufficiency following JLEP involvement.
- The sponsoring organization must provide adequate insurance coverage for any claims that might arise as a result of Junior League of El Paso, Inc. involvement with the project and name JLEP as an additional insured on such policies.
- The Junior League of El Paso will partner with existing non-profits, tax-exempt organizations, government agencies or other entities based in the El Paso area that have a strong interest in our Position Statements. The collaboration will create a board or committee to direct the project. The project can have its own non-profit organization and board; or the Junior League of El Paso can serve as the initial sponsoring non-profit organization, provided responsibility is later transferred to another agency or dissolved.
- A Junior League of El Paso member may serve as a member on the board or committee directing the project, if deemed necessary.
- The board or committee directing the project will be responsible for ensuring that the project’s goals and objectives are fulfilled and that funds are properly utilize.
How to Apply
- Complete the attached Project Proposal document available at www.jlep.org and have it signed by the President and Executive Director of your organization, or the equivalent. Include all attachments listed in Part 6 of the proposal.
- Projects are reviewed and funded on an annual basis according to the Junior League’s fiscal year of June 1 – May 31. Proposals for projects, which will begin June 1, 2013, are currently being accepted. Project Proposals are due November 1, 2012. No proposals will be accepted after this date.
- JLEP’s Community Research Committee is responsible for reviewing each proposal, working with the proposing organization to ensure that the proposal and the project meets the criteria, and presenting the project to the JLEP Board of Directors and membership for consideration. After reviewing this packet, please feel free to contact the committee for assistance at (915) 584-3511 or CommunityResearch@jlep.org.
- Proposals for projects, both large and small, are encouraged. All projects meeting the criteria outlined in the Project Proposal will be considered, although only a limited number can be accepted by JLEP annually. In the event that the Junior League of El Paso, Inc. is unable to accept a proposed project, we wish your organization success in the realization of its goals.
Community Research Committe
Carol Bohle - Chair
Nydia Gallegos, Becky Lopez, Lorraine Maiella, Laura Neill, Claudia Ordaz, Georgina Panahi, Maria Urbina - Committee
Sharon Voelz - Sustaining Advisor
PROJECT PROPOSAL DEADLINE FOR 2013-2014:
November 1, 2012
Mail or deliver two (2) copies to:
Junior League of El Paso, Inc.
520 Thunderbird Drive
El Paso, TX 79912
Or submit via email:
Download the 2013-2014 PROJECT PROPOSAL Form