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. We also have a unique fund that provides grants to nonprofit organizations across Canada.
Before you apply, learn about our granting programs and our general grantmaking process.
Access to Justice Fund
Encourages new and unique project-based initiatives, research, and collaborations from across Canada that support specific legal themes and as directed by the cy-près award received, which is where the fund’s revenue comes from
Offers three-year cycle core funding to nonprofit organizations that are demonstrating they are advancing access to justice in Ontario
The Connecting Project
Builds collaborations among community and legal organizations and builds the capacity of trusted intermediaries in order to increase access to legal information and support for linguistic minorities and people in rural and remote areas
Strengthens the nonprofit justice sector and public interest law through fellowships, articling positions, and scholarships
Supports experiential learning, service to the public, diversity within the profession, and other access to justice initiatives
Project-grants made every year that facilitate novel and innovative access to justice projects generated by community-based nonprofit organizations
Granting that allows the Foundation to explore specific strategic priorities, such as data and measuring impact, justice and technology, and trusted intermediaries
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Call for applications information and application form to apply to The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Investor Rights 2019 Call for Applications
Deadline: July 15, 2019
Grant amounts: Research and project grants – up to $100,000; Investor Rights Articling Fellowship – up to $69,500