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Established in 1973 under The Legal Profession Act, 1990, the Foundation receives the interest earned in mixed trust accounts (rather than in special client-specific trust accounts) across the province. The fund is maintained by LFS to support access to justice initiatives in areas such as legal education, legal research, legal aid, law libraries and law reform.
Since its inception the Foundation has granted over $70 million for its legislated purposes. For examples of such support, see the latest list of grantees on the Foundation’s website.
So, if your organization is not for profit and could use some financial assistance to achieve objectives in line with the Law Foundation’s vision, mission and values, take a look at the application process. The Foundation meets quarterly to consider applications. Usually the September and March meetings are held in Regina, and the June and December meetings are held in Saskatoon. As the Foundation may request that you be present to speak to your application, you may wish to schedule your application accordingly.
The next application deadline is August 21st, 2020. It will be considered by the Foundation during its quarterly meeting in Regina on September 14th, 2020.
Maybe you will discover there was indeed a grant for that initiative of yours?