What We Do

The Junior League organizes and manages many events, volunteer opportunities and fundraisers throughout the year. Because our League is volunteer-based,  every dollar earned through these efforts is allocated back to our community projects or to training and education of our members.

Community Granting

To fulfill our focus of women building better communities, the Junior League is committed to supporting organizations in the Kalamazoo community through its annual granting program. We specifically support organizations that focus on the well-being of women and children in our community. 

Our 2018-2019 grant application is now available! If you are interested in applying for a grant please download the application HERE and return it to community@jlkalamazoo.org by the deadline specified on the application. The Junior League is excited to be able to support our community through granting again this year and will have $4,000 available to grant to community organizations. 

Current Projects

These are just a few examples of how we are currently helping the Kalamazoo community:
  • Pretty Lake Vacation Camp has been a signature project of the JLK since the 1930's. Pretty Lake provides a residential summer camp experience for over 800 children in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades each summer free of charge. 
  • Kids in the Kitchen is a league-wide initiative designed to address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition. JLK has designed a fun and easy tool called the "healthy food journal" to assist teaching children in our community about food portions and daily exercise.
  • Hospital Hospitality House is a legacy project of the JLK. Current Active and Sustaining members are working together on a 5 year project commitment to raise funds for the construction of two new homes in the near future that will be more accessible to the people they serve.

Our Past Projects

Going back 80 years to our roots as the Service Club, our organization has a long and storied history of helping the community. Read more about our past projects.  

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