FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2014) – The Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. is excited to announce that it has awarded more than $10,000 in mini grants to 11 local nonprofits and organizations.

Thanks to its recent successes in its fundraising efforts, the JLFM was able to broaden its granting to 11 nonprofits, including AMIKids Southwest Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lee County, Children’s Home Society of Florida – Southwest Division, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc., Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc., Fort Myers High School Social Functional Program, The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc., Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc., Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc., Literacy Council Gulf Coast, and Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc.

“We are incredibly proud and excited to be able to award these mini grants to the selected organizations,” stated JLFM President Sasha Storsberg. “The selection process was very intense, as we received a number of applications from some great organizations. The selected nonprofits showed a level of commitment and local support that was unsurpassed.”

Nonprofit organizations that met the guidelines and agreed to the Grant Agreement were invited to submit an application for review by the JLFM, and be considered for the award.

A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., the Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since 1966, the organization’s purpose has been exclusively educational and charitable. The JLFM is also a granting organization that provides mini grants to organizations throughout Southwest Florida’s five-county area to programs that create better life outcomes for our local youth. JLFM memberships are open to all women aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

For more information about the JLFM, call 239-277-1197 or visit