COVID-19 Emergency Community Law Grants

New Jersey State Bar Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Fields of work: Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid Legal Services Law

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: New Jersey

Location of residency: New Jersey

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Emergency Grant Funding Available!

The New Jersey State Bar Foundation is committed to assisting nonprofit organizations during the Covid pandemic. The Foundation will award a total of $100,000 to groups that are on the front lines of this evolving crisis, to support them in providing relevant and timely law-related information to the public.

About the Grants

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a severe health and economic crisis, which is having an overwhelming impact on nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve. The New Jersey State Bar Foundation (“NJSBF”) seeks to ease the strain on these affected groups by committing $100,000 in grant funding for 501(c)(3) organizations, including local and affinity bar associations.

For more than 25 years, it has been the NJSBF’s mission to serve the public by providing free law-related education. Today, the need to quickly disseminate legal information is crucial. NJSBF recognizes that our trusted nonprofit partners are best prepared to meet the wide range of legal educational needs of our diverse state. NJSBF’s Community Law Grants will support nonprofit agencies as they assist New Jersey residents in better understanding the laws that affect them every day.

Funding Priorities

NJSBF’s first and primary priority is to provide one-time program support grants of up to $5,000 to eligible organizations that provide free legal education to the public on areas of the law that have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are intended to complement the work of legal service providers and the private bar, and expand capacity to address the acute needs of the public for accurate and timely legal information.

Secondary priority will be for general support grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations that historically provide law related education to the public and are strained by the increased demand for services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes groups that face extreme difficulty because of lost revenue due to closures and cancellations, as well as other business model challenges caused by the COVID-19 situation.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.