What we fund

The Law Foundation of Ontario makes grants to advance access to justice. Grants are made to nonprofit organizations that work to benefit the people of Ontario. The Foundation does not provide funding to individuals or to for-profit ventures.

The Foundation has seven granting programs:

Access to Justice Fund
Encourage new and unique project-based initiatives, research, and collaborations across Canada that support specific legal themes (as directed by the cy-près award received)

Catalyst
Three-year cycle core funding to nonprofit organizations that are demonstrating they are advancing access to justice in Ontario

The Connecting Project
Build collaborations among community and legal organizations to increase access to legal information and support for linguist minorities and people in rural and remote areas

Fellowships
Strengthen the nonprofit justice sector through fellowships, articling positions, and scholarships

Law schools
Support experiential learning that also serves the public and foster diversity with the profession

Responsive
Facilitate novel and innovative access to justice projects generated by community-based nonprofit organizations

Strategic granting
One-time or short-term granting to address a specific strategic priority