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Minnesota State Bar Foundation Grant

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits to Strengthen
Legal Access and the Administration of Justice

GrantWatch ID#: 142534
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Minnesota State Bar Foundation

07/15/17 Receipt

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Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations for activities that enhance the legal and justice system. The Foundation supports law-related education, enhancements to the administration of justice, and legal assistance for disadvantaged populations. The Foundation’s primary goal is to support access to justice for state residents.

In awarding grants in response to written applications, the Foundation believes that it can carry out this broad objective by generally adhering to the guidelines stated as follows:

1. The Foundation has been interested in the past and continues to be interested in programs of law-related education for students and adults, including, where appropriate, publications, workshops, and related programs.

2. The Foundation seeks to encourage and promote legal assistance to the poor and disadvantaged groups.

3. The Foundation seeks to support and to promote programs and projects having as their purpose the improvement of the administration of justice. Providing information to the public so that it might better understand the Courts and legal processes is included within this purpose.

4. The Foundation will give consideration to projects and programs supporting or promoting public interest legal work.

5. The Foundation will, in allocating its funds, attempt to maintain a proper balance between:

(a) those new and innovative programs which may be of an experimental nature and that need assistance in the form of "seed money"; and

(b) those projects of special concern to lawyers that are of a continuing nature and need periodic contributions to their operating budgets.

6. The Foundation does not preclude itself from awarding grants for scholarships and fellowships, but it will strive to make such grants primarily under such circumstances that will promote the general public welfare rather than the personal benefit of the individual donees.

7. Since Continuing Legal Education Programs for lawyers are, in general, well supported by tuition charges, the Foundation feels obligated to consider support only for such Continuing Legal Education Programs that may be of an experimental nature or of general interest to the entire membership of the Bar and are not self-supporting.

Typical grant amounts range from $500 to $3,000.

Applicants must provide IRS statement of nonprofit status.

The Foundation does not provide funds to be used for propaganda or lobbying activities.

The Bar Foundation considers grants twice each year. Submission deadlines are January 15 and July 15 for the March and September board meetings, respectively. Applications received after these dates will be considered in the next grant application cycle.

Please read the mission statement to determine if your project falls within its scope:
http://www.mnbar.org/public/public-resources/minnesota-state-bar-foundation#.WVSercaB2qA

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Jennifer Carter
P: 612-278-6309
F: 612-333-4927
jcarter@mnbar.org

Minnesota State Bar Foundation
600 Nicollet Mall #380
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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USA: Minnesota

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