J.Jill Compassion Fund Accepting Grant Applications October 21 through December 1, 2010

Oct 21, 2010, 10:05 ET from J. Jill

QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty retailer J.Jill is committed to their ongoing mission to help disadvantaged and homeless women become self-sufficient.  For the tenth consecutive year, the J.Jill Compassion Fund, a donor advised fund at the Boston Foundation, will be making grants to community-based organizations that support underprivileged and homeless women.  Grant applications will be accepted beginning October 21 through December 1, 2010 at www.jjill.com.  

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Funding priority is given to non-profit programs and organizations that provide job training, education and transitional and/or affordable housing to underprivileged and homeless women.  Organizations are encouraged to visit www.jjill.com to learn more about the 2011 grant guidelines and process.

About J.Jill Compassion Fund

Since 2002, the J.Jill Compassion Fund has contributed more than $2.5 million in grants to over 60 non-profit organizations nationwide that help women achieve sustainable self-sufficiency.  Based in Quincy, Massachusetts, J.Jill is a leading multi-channel retailer of women's apparel, accessories and footwear, with over 200 stores nationwide, more than 26 catalogs a year, and an ever-growing jjill.com.