The Minnesota State Bar Foundation generally operates on a once-per-year grant distribution cycle. To be considered, applications are due January 15. 

Questions regarding the MSBF's grant-making should be directed to Erikka Ryan at 612-278-6311.

 

2021-2022 Recipients of MSBF Annual Grants

When you give to the Minnesota State Bar Foundation, your dollars are pooled with those of other MSBA members and organizations to support agencies/projects that support access to justice to all Minnesotans. The MSBF provides financial support for legal assistance to the disadvantaged, quality law-related education, and enhancements to the administration of justice and to the vitality of the legal profession. During its spring 2022 grant cycle, the MSBF granted $146,500 to 41 organizations. Thanks to our MSBA members for their contributions to the Foundation, made during their membership renewals each year."

 

Alexandra House, Inc. $3,000.00 
All Parks Alliance for Change $3,000.00 
Anishinabe Legal Services $3,000.00 
Anna Marie's Alliance $3,000.00 
Cancer Legal Care $5,000.00 
Children's Health Care Foundation $3,500.00 
Children's Law Center of Minnesota $3,000.00 
CornerHouse $1,000.00 
Conflict Resolution Center $3,500.00 
Division of Indian Work $3,000.00 
Domestic Abuse Project $3,000.00 
Gender Justice $3,000.00 
Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County $3,000.00 
HOME Line $3,000.00 
ICWA Law Center $4,000.00 
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota $3,000.00 
Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul $4,000.00 
International Institute $1,500.00 
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers $8,000.00 
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota $3,000.00 
Legal Assistance of Olmsted County $7,500.00 
Legal Rights Center $1,500.00 
Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota $6,000.00 
LegalCorps $3,000.00 
Loan Repayment Assistance Program of MN $10,000.00 
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid $6,500.00 
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans $4,000.00 
Minnesota Elder Justice Center $3,000.00 
Minnesota Justice Foundation $6,000.00 
Minnesota Wills for Heroes $2,000.00 
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge $2,000.00 
MSBA Mock Trial $5,000.00 
Rainbow Health $2,500.00 
Restorative Justice Community Action $1,500.00 
Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice $1,000.00 
Sojourner $3,000.00 
St. Mary's Health Clinics $1,500.00 
Standpoint $3,000.00 
Tubman $2,000.00 
Volunteer Lawyers Network $4,000.00 

2021-2022 Impact Grants

As part of the matching grant campaign with the MSBA, the Foundation committed to awarding an additional $80,000 from its reserves, These additional funds were used to award four additional $20,000 impact grants to civil legal services providers in Greater Minnesota. These four grants were made outside of our regular grant cycle.

 

Erikka Ryan

Director of Equity, Inclusion and Foundations

eryan@mnbars.org
612-278-6321