The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Responsive Grants provide funding to nonprofit organization for programs to improve access to justice for Ontarians. Responsive grants aim to encourage new ideas, approaches, and relationships that can help address emerging needs and connect more people to legal information and supports, especially people who are not currently being reached.
Small Responsive Grants
Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadlines: April 15
March 31, 2020 and September 1, 2020
Major Responsive Grants
Amount: Up to $100,000; and 100,000 to $250,000
Deadline: April 15
March 31, 2020 (Letter of Intent)
NOTE: The Foundation provides an annual comprehensive grant to each Ontario Faculty of Law. The grants fund projects and programs that fall within the Foundation’s funding guidelines including providing experiential learning for students, responding to access to justice needs of vulnerable communities, and fostering diversity in the legal profession. As such, and since the Foundation has been experiencing reduced revenues, it generally does not provide additional funding for law school initiatives. Please contact the Foundation to discuss your application before applying.