What we do
Each year, the Louisiana Bar Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations and public interest attorneys throughout the state to address the civil legal needs of indigent citizens, provide a basic understanding of the law and assist with improvements to the justice system. The organizations we support provide free civil legal aid to assist women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the newly unemployed, those facing loss of their homes, disaster victims and many others by providing services that go to the very heart of the health, safety and security of many of our citizens and their families.
In addition to awarding grants, the LBF supports a variety of statewide, volunteer programs & projects and strategic partnerships that enhance our mission and objectives.
Applications will re-open in October 2017.
- 12 month grants in 9 categories
- Fixed application period
- Grant Committee of 30+ volunteers work in subcommittees by category
- 3-4 months’ review period includes several meetings and onsite visit of applicant
- Grant Committee recommendations are approved by the LBF Board
- 12 month grants or funding for seed or expansion of a program
- Flexible proposal period; may apply throughout the fiscal year
- 9 regional panels of fellows and other stakeholders accept proposals
- Grant awards are up to $15,000
- Panels submit funding recommendation to a subcommittee of Grants Committee then to the LBF Board for approval
- Collaboration with justice community stakeholders
- Provides umbrella support services to several or all legal aid provide
Access to Justice Fund Grants
Board Training for Grantees
Child in Need of Care
Louisiana Civil Justice Center
Pelican Center for Children and Families
Pro Hac Vice