Current Funded Agencies
The Junior League of Lexington awarded $30,000 in grants to 12 deserving community agencies for 2017:
League members at Jubilee Jobs of Lexington's Suit Up! Career Clinic., Clark County Community Service, and at GleanKY Seed Sale
- Girls on the Run - To support Program Scholarships. Girls on the Run serves girls in grades 3-8 using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running and inspires its participants to be healthy, joyful, and self-confident.
- Jubilee Jobs - to support Suit Up! Career Clinic designed to help individuals seeking employment opportunities with skills, resources and training to prepare for interviews.
- Kentucky Ballet Theater - to support Collaborative Arts Experience Educational Outreach Program. This program will serve 300 children in a Title I school in Lexington. Children will participate in a half-day field trip that will include a performance by members of KBT, a media presentation, Q&A and two workshop classes.
- Lighthouse Ministries - to support Dining with Dignity Meals. Lighthouse Ministries is a Lexington faith-based nonprofit dedicated to serving low- and moderate-income individuals and families through the Nehemiah House homeless shelter and Dining with Dignity program.
- Migrant Network Coalition - to support Lifelong Literacy Initiative Program. The Life-Long Literacy Initiative provides backpacks, training materials, and ESL life-skill training to adults in Lexington’s immigrant community.
- Reading Camp - to support the South Lexington/Jessamine County Reading Camp Program. Reading Camp is a Lexington-based program that offers summer camp opportunities to children throughout central and eastern Kentucky who have been identified by teachers as reading “below basic” level in the grades 3-5.
- Scott County Hospitality House - to support Seek Solitude Suitcase program. These suitcases will be filled with items that may be helpful to someone seeking a way out of a domestic violence situation and given to the Georgetown Police Department to share when responding to a domestic violence call.
- Seedleaf - to support NorthPole Community Garden SEEDS program. SEEDS is a summer youth program that trains middle school students living in Lexington’s food deserts to become healthy food ambassadors in their communities by teaching them gardening, meal preparation, and entrepreneurship by selling vegetables to their neighbors.
- St. Joseph Hospital Foundation - to support the Yes Mamm Program. The St. Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes, Mamm! Program has provided 700 screening mammograms, 159 diagnostic mammograms, 147 ultrasounds, 10 biopsies and $580 in transportation assistance since its creation in 2012.
- Sunrise Children’s Services - to support Woodlawn Campus Outing and Activities. The Woodlawn Campus provides psychiatric residential treatment for boys ages 6-18. Due to the nature of abuse these children have experienced, they cannot live in a typical residential treatment facility or attend school in a traditional setting.
- Surgery on Sunday - to support Free Dental Day. A recent increase in the need for dental-related surgeries has prompted Surgery on Sunday to offer Free Dental Days to provide cleanings, fillings, x-rays, and extractions.
- Voices of Hope - to support Overdose Awareness Day 2017. The goal of Overdose Awareness Day is to combat the stigma of addiction and help those impacted by addiction find hope. Resources are provided for people in need of recovery, people in active addiction, families impacted by addiction, and those grieving someone lost to addiction.
League members volunteering at Bluegrass Council for the Blind, Inc.