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Administration of Justice (AOJ) Grants

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits to Promote
a Better Understanding of the Legal System

GrantWatch ID#: 176310
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Michigan State Bar Foundation

12/02/16 5:00 PM Receipt

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Grants ranging from $12,000 to $15,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations for legal education and outreach projects targeting people of all ages. The Foundation supports projects that educate State residents about their legal rights and duties, legal pathways to resolve conflicts and disputes, and the American justice system.

From time to time, the Foundation also may consider or seek out projects of extraordinary merit in other subject areas related to improvements in the administration of justice.

Grant proposals that include the following are favored:
-Demonstrate innovative approaches or new ideas;
-Benefit Michigan residents;
-Have potential for independent financial and programmatic continuity;
-Demonstrate community support, collaboration, partnerships, and links with other entities doing similar work;
-Avoid duplication of service;
-Have multiple funding sources;
-Have potential for applicability or replication in other parts of the state;
-Include a meaningful evaluation component;
-Leverage a significant volunteer commitment;
-Show a history of quality service and fiscal responsibility.

While larger and smaller amounts are awarded, the average size of recent AOJ grants is $12,000 - $15,000.

Grants are generally not made for continuing operating support or projects exceeding three years.

Michigan tax-exempt organizations may apply.

Grants are not made:
-To political campaigns or for lobbying or political advocacy;
-To support religious activities;
-That jeopardize the Foundation’s tax-exempt status.

Grants are generally not made:
-To individuals;
-To endowment or capital campaigns;
-To repay loans;
-As a substitute for other funds;
-For continuing operating support or projects exceeding three years;
-For general overhead costs in excess of 20% of the grant amount.

Application Deadlines
-December 2, 2016 for decisions expected in June 2017
-February, 2017 for decisions expected in December 1 2017
-March 17, 2017 for decisions expected in February 2018

The application must be submitted electronically to Attachments which are not in electronic form should be received in hard copy by 5:00 PM on the due date.

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

Michigan State Bar Foundation
306 Townsend Street
Lansing , Michigan 48933


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