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Smithfield, N.C. -- The Junior Women's League of Smithfield (JWL) is excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for Community Impact Grant recipients for the 2021-2022 league year.  

The Community Impact Grant (CIG) allows the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield, Inc. to appropriate monies in a flexible manner to nonprofit community agencies that render services within Johnston County. Priority will be given to organizations whose projects directly benefit the lives of women and children within Johnston County. Since its inception in January 2016, JWL has provided $117,000 in Community Impact Grants to nonprofit organizations in Johnston County to meet a variety of needs.

The monies allocated vary depending on the success of the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield’s fundraisers and shall not exceed $15,000 and shall be no less than $1,000.  The Junior Women’s League of Smithfield’s Board of Directors, in consultation with its general membership, will determine the designation and amounts of individual grants. 
Additional information and applications are available at CIG applications must be received by 5 PM, Friday, November 5, 2021.  

If you have any questions regarding the Community Impact Grant application process, please email the League at

About The Junior Women's League of Smithfield
The Junior Women's League of Smithfield (JWL) is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers. Our organization was founded in Smithfield, but is dedicated to the betterment of all communities within Johnston County.