Our Mission

The Palos Verdes Junior Women’s Club raises funds to support local philanthropies that help meet often overlooked and under-served critical needs in the South Bay community with crisis intervention, prevention, and support. We also award scholarships to worthy, local graduating high school seniors entering their first year of college or university. Philanthropies are selected after a thorough investigation of their financial need and community impact.  Focus is placed on groups that address the needs of women and children in crisis.  Philanthropies are selected each year by vote of the General Membership at the November General Meeting.

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Eligibility
Philanthropy Applicants must:

  • Serve women and children in need
  • Serve the South Bay area, defined as south of the 405 and east of the 110 freeways
  • Be a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation


How to Apply
Any philanthropy meeting the above eligibility requirements may apply for funding from PV Juniors by submitting a Preliminary Philanthropy Application. The  annual Preliminary Philanthropy Application period opens on March 1st  and closes on May 1st at 11:59 p.m. PST. Preliminary Applications can be downloaded by clicking on the logo below. Preliminary Applications can also be e-mailed or mailed to applicants by contacting the Philanthropy Chair (contact information below).

In June, selected philanthropies will be notified that they are eligible to complete a Secondary Philanthropy Application. The Secondary Philanthropy Application is due by August 1st at 11:59 p.m. PST. If a philanthropy has been chosen for secondary review, it may download the Secondary Application (below) or have it sent electronically or by mail by contacting the philanthropy chair (contact information below).  Please do not submit a secondary application until requested to do so by the PV Juniors Philanthropy Committee. 

Philanthropy investigation begins in May and continues until funds are distributed at our annual Disbursement meeting the following May or June.