Austin Junior Forum has distributed $1.7 million in grants to local non-profits over the past 36 years.

Austin Junior Forum has distributed $1.7 million in grants to local non-profits over the past 36 years.

For 51 years, Austin Junior Forum has been using its #powers4good to serve the Elderly, Women, and Children in the Austin area. AJF is a consortium of women that take their everyday skills (#powers) and use them for good (4good) in Austin. They are one of nine Junior Forum, Inc. chapters in Texas, each chapter is a private, non-profit service and welfare organization.

Currently, AJF supports and works with 11 local nonprofits while also hosting their own community projects, such as the Teddy Bear Program, which provides Teddy Bears and Dalmatians to local public safety agencies to give to children involved in traumatic events. Their largest and longest-running, 36 years to be exact, fundraiser is Christmas at Caswell House. This community program has allowed AJF to make a significant impact on the community. They have distributed over $1.7 million dollars in grants to their partner non-profits organizations, annually handing out about $50,000 a year. Along with fundraising, the Austin Junior Forum averages 10,000 overall volunteer hours with 2,500 hours related to directly volunteering with their community service partners annually.

RecognizeGood’s executive director Joel Coffman presented this incredible group with a plaque, a $500 donation, and complimentary seats to the 2022 Ethics in Business Awards luncheon.

The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award is intended to illuminate the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of area service clubs to tell their stories and inspire others to make our community a better place. The program began in 2015 and has recognized more than 20 area service groups since its launch.

For more on the GOOD Austin Junior Forum is doing and how you can get involved, check out their website!

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About RecognizeGood

RecognizeGood: THE Foundation (commonly known as simply RecognizeGood) is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community.