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IBA: Foundation Accepting Impact Grant Applications

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Indianapolis service agencies are eligible for a $35,000 grant through the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s Impact Fund. Projects seeking to advance how justice is administered and promote or enhance an understanding of the law will be considered. Historically, the Foundation has chosen to support a project designed to effect substantial impact in central Indiana.

The criteria that applicants must meet to qualify for funding include the following:

Project funding from Indianapolis Bar Foundation may be awarded only to non-profit organizations.

Project benefits the central Indiana community, as a whole, including its impact on the image of the legal profession.

Project presents opportunities for members of the central Indiana legal community to participate on a pro bono or modest means basis.

Project articulates a plan to be sustained by other funding beyond the potential financial award from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

Project represents either a new venture for the applicant organization(s) or a plan for significant supplementation to an existing service.

Grant applications are now available online at www.indybar.org and are due by March 1. The chosen project will be unveiled at a special breakfast for Indianapolis Bar Foundation donors on May 30.

In 2011, Indiana University’s Health & Human Rights Clinic located in Haughville was chosen to receive the Impact Grant.

In addition to the Impact Fund, the IBF granted $105,000 earlier this year to a variety of community service programs co-sponsored with the Indianapolis Bar Association. Some of the programs funded include Ask a Lawyer, Legal Line, the publishing of Commonly Asked Questions about Indiana Law, and educational programming at Bench Bar Conference.•

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