From the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan
Yes, a grant! Did you know that the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan (LFS) exists in great part to manage a fund destined to assist not for profit organizations striving to do just that? Four times a year, through a grant application and review process, such organizations apply in the hope to see their goals become a reality.
Established in 1973 under The Legal Profession Act, 1990 of Saskatchewan, the Foundation receives the interest earned in mixed trust accounts (rather than in special client-specific trust accounts) across the province. The fund thus created 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 close to $98 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 needs financial assistance to achieve objectives compatible with the Law Foundation’s mandate, take a look at the application process.
The grants are made to organizations that deliver innovative initiatives promoting better access, increased knowledge, and innovation, and that the board members believe will succeed in improving the lives of the public in Saskatchewan.
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 February 18th, 2022. It will be considered by the Foundation during its quarterly meeting in Regina on March 14th, 2022.