ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, Inc. (JLOSH) invites local non-profit organizations to apply for a JLOSH Community Grant for 2019-2020. Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded only to “Fill the Need Initiative” programs that target the communities in JLOSH’s service area, which includes Livingston, West Orange, Orange, East Orange, South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills and Springfield.

The grants, to be announced in Spring 2020, will be awarded to qualifying 501©3 organizations whose programs further JLOSH’s "Fill the Need Initiative." The initiative focuses on addressing basic needs of low-income, school age children in the service area.

JLOSH works with community organizations that are dedicated to closing the gap on food insecurity, school supplies, essential clothing and basic hygiene needs. The organization believes that by helping to meet these basic needs, the community can help these children focus their energy on succeeding in school and building a more secure future. 

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Non-profit organizations interested in applying for a JLOSH Community Grant are invited to visit the League's website and fill out the online application starting on Nov. 1, 2019. Completed grant applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Questions regarding the grant application or selection process should be directed to Jessica Horan Payne, JLOSH Community Grants and Research Committee Chair, via Email at

JLOSH has a long history of serving its local community with hands-on volunteer work as well as generous grants to community organizations. Since 1989, JLOSH has awarded more than $450,000 through grants and donations to more than 100 local nonprofit and municipal organizations. 

Every year, JLOSH members work together to tackle critical needs of women and children in our area. Founded in 1913, JLOSH reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. 

To learn more about JLOSH, visit or find JLOSH on Facebook and Instagram.