Our goal is to promote and sustain social change in the communities we serve. By empowering women and providing valuable leadership training, we give women in our communities the tools to get involved, put their talents to work, and positively impact the communities of Berkeley Heights, Chatham, New Providence, and Summit – and beyond.


Our grants program enables us to support 501(c)3 organizations creating change in these communities. Our grants program is focused on programs and projects which are meeting the emerging needs of our communities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased demand, new populations, new needs, and new ways to meet these needs.


It is important to us that the projects and organizations we fund serve and enrich the full diversity of our communities. As such, we encourage applications from our existing partners and organizations with whom we have not yet had the opportunity to partner. Applications for grants of $500-$5,000 are welcomed. Priority will be given to applicants who did not receive a Junior League of Summit grant in the previous year of the program. Click here to see a list of organizations that have received funding from the JLS since 1971!


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The Vision of the Junior League of Summit is that it will be a “highly respected force for targeting and impacting critical community needs.”  In keeping with this Vision, the JLS annually awards Community Grants, which are made to non-profit organizations to address demonstrated community needs that fall within the JLS focus area.