Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) Grant

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote
Justice and Public Understanding of the Law

GrantWatch ID#: 181484
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF)

08/15/17 5:00 PM Receipt

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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects that promote the administration of justice and public understanding of the legal system. Applicants must schedule a meeting with program staff prior to applying. While the Foundation maintains flexibility in considering applications, potential applicants are encouraged to review the following advisory guidelines:

-Single project: The project should be clearly defined. Projects that are innovative or address unmet needs will be favored. Single projects may include funding for legal services where such funding would be ancillary to a project that is new, innovative and capable of future replication without the use of OSBF funding.

-Need: The applicant must demonstrate a need. Projects that duplicate similar services or programs already provided in an area may be disfavored. If there is a need for additional services of this nature, the applicant should demonstrate that they have developed means of coordinating with existing services.

-Geographic focus: The Foundation strives to fund projects in the state of Ohio with a focus placed on geographic diversity.

-Replication/Dissemination plan - Applications must include a plan to disseminate or replicate the product produced with the Foundation’s grant funds.

-Evaluation: Applicants should incorporate a means for evaluating the project and must complete the Foundation’s evaluation.

-Resulting products: Copies of data, written materials, audiovisual materials or other products developed as a result of the Foundation’s grant must be provided.

The Foundation generally awards funding on an annual basis. Funding for meritorious projects could be awarded beyond one year in special circumstances.

Organization must be a 501(c)(3) or qualifying governmental organization.

Not Supported:

-Individuals, scholarships for individuals
-Capital expenditure, construction, renovation, equipment or supplies
-Debt reduction, retroactive funding
-Endowment, endowment campaigns
-Fundraising benefits or mass appeal solicitation
-Political campaigns, election or political activities, propaganda, lobbying activities
-Compensation or other direct or indirect funding of lawyers to provide legal services, except for single projects as described in the Guidelines for Consideration of Grant Applications.
-The Foundation discourages applicants from requesting funding for fixed costs such as salaries, employment benefits and operational expenses.

Applicants are encouraged to identify other potential sources of funding or have secured such sources to make the project viable.

Grant applications are considered by the Foundation Trustees twice each year.

Grant applications must be received at the Foundation's office by February 15, 5:00 PM for consideration prior to June 30 and by August 15, 5:00 PM for consideration prior to November 30.

Applications which are not received by the deadline date will be scheduled for the next meeting at which grant applications are regularly considered.

Pre-Submission Conference: All proposals are screened and evaluated by staff before presentation to the Foundation Grants and Programs Committee. Potential grant applicants are required to schedule a pre-submission conference with staff prior to completing any grant request. To schedule a pre-submission conference please contact Kate Clements (see contact details below).

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

Kate Clements, Grants & Communications Coordinator
614-487-4450 / 800-282-6556

Ohio State Bar Foundation
1700 Lake Shore Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43204

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