The Junior League of San Francisco

Community Impact

Serving the Community

Since it was founded in 1911, The Junior League of San Francisco (JLSF) has raised and donated $24 million to Bay Area communities. In addition, JLSF members have contributed more than six million volunteer hours.

The Junior League of San Francisco is proud to focus on Empowering our Community Through Life Skills Education in the Bay Area. The JLSF creates impact via direct service, advocacy and grantmaking. Volunteers provide an uplifting, safe environment for youth development, cultural enrichment, life-skills training, tutoring and after school and mentoring programs. Over the past five years, the JLSF has awarded more than $275,000 in Enabling Funds grants to various San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits, providing vital assistance to these organizations so that they may continue to serve the community.

The JLSF is committed to providing community support in a variety of ways reflecting both short- and long-term involvement:

Extended Support (Community Programs): The JLSF partners with organizations and provides financial support and a group of volunteers dedicated to specific community programs.

Done in a Day Projects: The JLSF provides short-term volunteer involvement through one-day events, typically in conjunction with another nonprofit organization.

Enabling Funds Grants: The JLSF funds grants up to $10,000, provided on a one-time basis for urgent, short-term funding.

Community Events & Outreach: The JLSF has a rich history of providing hands-on arts and wellness events for the Bay Area.

Long-term Community Impact: Hundreds of JLSF-trained volunteer leaders bring their skills and experience to the community during and after their League tenure as volunteers and board members.