Apply

For full information about the OLF’s grant procedures and requirements, please see our Policies and Procedures (pdf).

Applications

Timing

August

Applications available on the OLF website.

October – First Business Day

Deadline for submitting grant applications.

October

Grants Committee makes recommendations to the OLF board.

December

The OLF Board awards grants and notifies grantees.

Funding Categories

Applicants for OLF grants must fit in one of three funding categories.

Category A

Category A consists of the full-service legal aid providers that make up the Association of Oregon Legal Services Programs as funded on January 1, 2000. Presently the association consists of Legal Aid Services of Oregon, the Oregon Law Center, and the Center for NonProfit Legal Services. Between 55% and 80% of OLF funding is reserved for Category A.

Category B

Category B consists of other direct civil legal services providers. Between 15% and 35% of OLF funding is reserved for Category B.

Category C

Category C consists of organizations that promote diversity in the legal profession or support education about the law. Between 0% and 10% of OLF funding is reserved for Category C.

Grant Payments

The OLF pays grants in equal installments in the third month of each quarter of the grant year: March, June, September, and December.

Grant Reporting

Narrative Report

In the next year’s grant application, grantees provide a narrative report on the work done in the first eight months of the grant year. If a grantee is not reapplying, a narrative report on the first 8 months of the grant year is due by September 30.

Statistical Report

On May 1 following the grant year, Category A and Category B Grantees report grant year case closure numbers to the Oregon Law Foundation.

Emergency Grants

Emergency grants may be available to provide financial assistance to qualified programs whose needs are the result of an immediate unforeseen incident and who lack the resources to meet that situation.