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Diversity Leadership Grants

Grants to Florida Bar Associations
for Programs that Promote Equity and Inclusion

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Association (VBA)

Deadline Date:

08/30/21 Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $1,500 and grants of up to $3,000 to Florida bar associations for collaborative programs and projects that promote dialogue, diversity training, and diversity among lawyers. Funding is intended to support conferences, seminars, summits, and symposia organized and hosted by specialty and local bar associations.

Grants will be awarded to underwrite multi-hour, half-day, full-day or multi-day diversity conferences designed to:

  • Foster an inclusive environment in which lawyers, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability are motivated to succeed professionally and contribute to the goals of their profession; and/or
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of diversity and cultural competency; and/or
  • Increase effort in support of gender equality efforts of the Florida Bar; and/or
  • Increase participation, retention, and representation in local and specialty Voluntary Bars; and/or
  • Improve diversity in legal education, employment, the judiciary, and The Florida Bar.

The project for which funds are requested must be educational in nature and open for attendance by Florida Bar members, legal paraprofessionals, and Florida law school students. Preference will be given to those applicants who seek funding and comply with the Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Strategic goals as set forth in the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167496

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$50,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible Funding Levels:
- Single VBA Proposal: up to $1,500
- Two or more joint VBA Proposal: up to $3,000

Term of Contract:

All programs must be held within the program year of July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be Voluntary Bar Associations headquartered and operating in Florida.

Programs should not be used as a replacement for the organizations’ programs.

Grant funds are not intended to be used for the reoccurring programs or annual operating expenses of the applicant entity.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed proposals must be submitted by email and received on or before August 30, 2021.

Voluntary Bar Associations can submit a single or joint application for funding during the grant period.

The project described in the grant application and the request for funding must have received approval by the Voluntary Bar Association’s governing board.

Voluntary Bar Associations must provide one free full admission to Bar staff.

Contact Information:

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

Completed applications should be emailed to diversitygrants21@floridabar.org

The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-561-5600

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida

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