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.

We offer four types of funding: annual/sustaining grants; discretionary/Jock Scott Community Partnership Panel grants; special funding; and scholarships, fellowships and other funding projects.

In addition to awarding grants, the LBF supports a variety of statewide, volunteer programs & projects and strategic partnerships that enhance our mission and objectives.

Grantee Links

Grant Awards

Stories of Justice

Grant Guidelines

Grant applications are currently closed.
Applications will re-open in October 2017. 

  • 12 month grants in 9 categories
  • Fixed application period
  • Grants Committee of 30+ volunteers work in subcommittees by category
  • 3-4 months’ review period includes several meetings and onsite visit of applicant
  • Grants Committee recommendations are approved by the LBF Board

Learn how to apply

Building Capital Development

Children’s Legal Services

Learn how to apply

Children’s Legal Services

Law-Related Education

Learn how to apply

Law-Related Education

Legal Service Corporations

Learn how to apply

Legal Service Corporations

Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Learn how to apply

Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Self-Represented Litigants

Learn how to apply

Self-Represented Litigants

Domestic Violence Programs

Learn how to apply

Domestic Violence Programs

Pro Bono Projects

Learn how to apply

Pro Bono Projects

Other Legal Services

Learn how to apply

Other Legal Services

JOCK SCOTT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PANEL GRANTS
  • 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

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.