Children's Legal Services (CLS)

Grants to Louisiana Nonprofits for Law
Related Programming to Benefit Children

GrantWatch ID#: 177107
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF)

12/01/16 5:00 PM

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Grants to Louisiana nonprofit organizations to provide legal services to promote the safety and wellbeing of children. Funding will primarily be directed towards regional and statewide initiatives. Priority will be given to programs that provide direct legal representation. Applications will be considered for the following purposes:

-Organizations providing direct legal representation of children, in matters ranging from delinquency to access to special education, mental health, and foster care services;

-Organizations engaging in impact litigation and/or systemic legal reform efforts on behalf of children;

-Organizations that provide lay advocacy for children in legal proceedings; and

-Organizations that assist with the administration of justice with respect to children.

Local Advocacy Centers, CASAs, Supervised Visitation Centers and Teen Courts are eligible for seed funding, but after three years such programs will be subject to the Bar Foundation's sunset policy. The sunset policy calls for decreasing funding over the three-year period. The local programs are encouraged to seek funding from the LBF Community Partnership Panel in their area.

This application covers the grant funding period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Grant requests must be consistent with the tax-exempt public purposes prescribed by the Foundation and with applicable Internal Revenue Code regulations and rulings (including those under Section 501(c)(3).

Applicant organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt organizations under the laws of the State of Louisiana and the Internal Revenue Code or as other not-for-profit entities.

You will be asked to provide your tax identification number in the grant application. Those programs submitting an application with a "pending" IRS status must receive an official ruling prior to the start of the evaluation of grant applications in order for the application to be considered.

The Foundation will not make grants to:
-Political campaigns;
-Organizations engaging in lobbying activities on a regular and recurring basis;
-Support travel, either by groups or individuals;
-Endowment campaigns;
-Fund individual scholarships or stipends; or
-Lawyers in the private practice of law.

Deadlines and Available Grants:

Applications must be finalized by Thursday, December 1, 2016 no later than 5:00 PM.

The Grants Committee is scheduled to meet in April and announcements of the grant award decisions will be mailed to applicants in May.

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

Appy Online:

Renee B. LeBoeuf, Grants Manager

Louisiana Bar Foundation
1615 Poydras Street, Suite 1000
New Orleans, LA 70112

P: 504.561.1046
F: 504.566.1926

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