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
The Advocates for Human Rights $5,000.00
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