Open calls for funding
The Foundation is committed to meeting community needs including the needs of the Francophone community. Applicants can communicate in French during the grants process and will receive direct French language services during this process.
Below, learn about all our granting programs and how and when to apply:
Access to Justice Fund and cy-près
The Access to Justice Fund is a national granting program that benefits people across Canada. This Fund receives proceeds of class action lawsuits where judges have awarded some of the proceeds to the Foundation through cy-près awards. As funds are available, calls for applications are made and communicated widely.
Responsive grant program
The Responsive Grants program enables the Foundation to fund ideas generated by nonprofit community groups to improve access to justice. Each year the program includes one round of major grants (up to $100,000) and two rounds of small grants (up to $15,000).
Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships
Community Leadership in Justice Fellows are leading experts and innovators from public interest organizations. Each Fellow spends an extended period in residence at an Ontario law school or other post-secondary institution. They research, teach, and carry out other activities focused on access to justice.
Public Interest Articling Fellowships
About the Public Interest Articling Fellowships The Law Foundation of Ontario created the Public Interest Articling Fellowships Program (PIAF) to respond to: The public interest community’s growing need for assistance…