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About HJF

Our Mission Statement  

The Houston Junior Forum is a nonprofit womens organization committed to providing charitable service for children, youth, women, and senior adults in the Greater Houston Area. 

 

A Seven Decade Legacy of Service

In March 1946, a dedicated group of 22 young women responded to the increasing need for community assistance in the rapidly expanding population of Houston. They embraced a concept of service that became the Houston Junior Forum. With a seven decade legacy of exemplary accomplishment, the organization of over 400 vibrant provisional and active members continues to provide for the needs of children, youth, women, and senior adults while enjoying the social aspects of membership and building lasting friendships. As the founding member of Junior Forum, Inc., HJF is one of nine JFI chapters in the statewide service organization. HJF continues to honor the commitment made in 1946 of making a difference in the lives of Houstonians.  

Community Impact

The Houston Junior Forum currently provides volunteer leadership, direct service, and financial assistance to HJF operated programs and area nonprofit organizations on an annual basis.

  • Twelve area nonprofit organizations are HJF service sites receiving volunteers in 2016-2017
  • Nineteen area nonprofit organizations received HJF Community Grants in 2015-2016
  • Twenty-five students received college scholarships valued at $50,000  in 2015-2016
  • 2015-2016 financial assistance and volunteer services to the community and HJF projects
Value of 14,758 volunteer service hours $ 372,444
25 College Scholarships awarded $ 50,000
Community Grants Awarded $ 70,018
Endowment Fund Grants Awarded $ 33,191
Total $ 525,635

              

Programs that currently provide services to the community:
Programs Currently Owned and Operated by HJF
  • The HJF Resale Shop (1969 to present), is an upscale resale shop which offers reasonably priced furniture, home décor, antiques, books, clothing and collectibles with profits supporting HJF programs and the operating budget. The Resale Shop is currently located in the Houston Heights.
  • The College Scholarship Program for HJF Community House Preschool graduates (1976 to present) Multiyear scholarships are awarded to qualified students for undergraduate and post graduate studies with HJF members serving as mentors throughout the college experience.
  • The Community Grants Program (2012 to present) which provides grant funding to assist HJF approved service sites and other nonprofit entities aligned with HJF philanthropic ideals.