How We Help



Since our inception in 1923, The Junior League of Minneapolis has worked to fulfill our mission of advancing women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration and training. From supporting arts and education to helping at-risk children to encouraging women in leadership, the JLM has created and participated in a wide variety of projects throughout our history. Each year, nearly 500 members contribute more than 25,000 hours of service to the Minneapolis community.

In 2011, the JLM made a strategic decision to focus community volunteer and advocacy efforts on the opportunity gap. Specifically, the JLM pursues projects and services aimed at eliminating many of the underlying causes of the opportunity gap that are hindering the learning process for area students. Today, this includes promoting literacy and a love of lifelong learning.

Work with the JLM

While we consistently focus our efforts on a group of key projects, the JLM is always looking for new ways to help. If you or your organization are interested in partnering with the JLM through one of our existing projects or proposing a new project, please contact the VP Community.

Please note that we cannot fundraise or lobby on behalf of other organizations.

Find out more about our Current Projects