FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 16, 2015) – The Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. (JLFM) announces that its mini-grant applications are now open.

The JLFM supports local nonprofit organizations having a 501(c)(3) status, are in the process of obtaining a 501(c)(3) status, or are under the umbrella of an agency with 501(c)(3) status by awarding mini-grant funding for projects that focus on women and children within the community, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

Nonprofit organizations that meet the guidelines and agree to the grant agreement included in the application packet are invited to submit applications. The League will review the applications and award grants of up to $3,000. Grants will be awarded approximately 60 days after the deadline. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Visit to download and print the application. Completed applications must be delivered to the League office, located at 1500 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 104 in Fort Myers, no later than 6 p.m. on Monday. Feb. 2 with attention to R&D Chair.

It is through fundraising efforts with events like Taste of the Town that the JLFM is able to award grants to its community partners. In 2014, the JLFM awarded $10,000 in mini-grants to 11 local nonprofits and organizations including AMIKids Southwest Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lee County, Children’s Home Society of Florida – Southwest Division, Community Cooperative, 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.

Since 1966, The Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc. has been committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the local community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 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. The JLFM is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

For more information, call 239-277-1197 or visit