100 Years and Counting



The Junior League of Louisville celebrated its Centennial Anniversary on Jan 26, 2021. The Board of Directors and the General Membership awarded a total of $200,000 in grants to local nonprofits as a way to celebrate the last 100 years and kick off our next 100 years of service to the Louisville community. These grants were a one-time, transformational gift that will dramatically impact a nonprofit’s work and will profoundly advance the future of the organization, its constituents, the Junior League of Louisville, and the community. You can view the video of the award presentation here.

The Junior League of Louisville (JLL) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Louisville embraces women of various backgrounds through acceptance of individual experiences and encourages growth through our mission. Since 1921, the organization has spearheaded efforts to start and/or expand organizations and programs such as the YMCA Safe Place, Art Sparks at the Speed Art Museum, Ronald McDonald House, Noogieland at Gilda’s Club, Kid Zone at the Louisville Science Center, Main Street Revitalize, and so much more. We also provide support to nonprofits throughout the greater Louisville area through various single-day volunteer opportunities.

Acclamation-by-Governor-Beshear  (click to read)