Community Research & Development

The Junior League of Phoenix (JLP) is pleased to provide you with information regarding our Community Program application process. The JLP’s mission is to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, a mission we have been fulfilling for over 80 years. 


Our success in creating, launching, and strengthening programs is based on positive collaborations with our community partners.  The JLP can provide committed trained volunteers and funding to help a program move forward successfully while offering our members the opportunity to impact the community and improve their leadership skills.


Since the initiation in 2012 of our focused impact area of Building a Healthy Arizona, we have identified the critical needs that we believe the JLP can effectively address in partnership with other local community agencies. The JLP has been and will continue to commit 80% of our resources to this focus area while striving to make significant impact in this issue area.  Programs are generally approved for a 3-year period but may be extended. We will commit to selecting one program specific partnership under $10,000 in scope and will consider (but may not select) one large scale project up to $150,000 in scope.


We encourage you to submit a program application. Together, our organizations can make great strides in Building a Healthy Arizona! Please see Section A of the packet for specific issues we are tackling.


This packet includes:


Section A:  JLP Focused Impact description

Section B:  Community Program Guidelines

Section C:  Community Program Application Process Timeline

Section D:  Community Program Application

Section E:  Funding Request (if applicable) and Program Budget Worksheet

Section F: Volunteer Opportunity Worksheet and Description


The deadline for the completed application submission is 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 23rd, 2016. To download an electronic version of this application, please visit (located under "Community Impact”).


Should you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Junior League Headquarters at (602) 234-3388 or the Chairs of Community Research and Development, Sara Mayer & Sarah Deutsch, at You can find more information about the Junior League of Phoenix, plus our current and past programs at (under “About the JLP”).




Sara Mayer & Sarah Deutsch

Community Research & Development Chairs