Grant Opportunities

The Board of Trustees considers grant proposals throughout the year. The application should be submitted at least three months before the event or need for the requested funding. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, and the grants are usually limited to organizations and activities performed within Missouri. Grant applications should be submitted no later than Aug. 1.

To apply, submit a proposal to The Missouri Bar Foundation that includes the following information (Please DO NOT submit proposals in notebooks, binders or plastic folders):

  • A one-page cover letter summarizing the project, including the amount of requested funding.
  • Organizational Background: Provide a brief history and mission of your organization, along with an overview of its current programs and any affiliations. Include the principal geographic area of service and the specific region or regions served.
  • Project Description: Briefly summarize the proposal, including the following:
    • Description of need
    • Target population
    • Specific goals and objectives
    • Activities planned to meet those goals
    • Anticipated outcomes
    • Expected challenges
    • Project timeline
    • Methods of evaluation
    • Any collaborating organizations
    • Any linkages between the program and other community resources
  • Project Budget: Include a detailed budget for the project. Be sure to address how the Foundation funds will be used specifically. Provide information about total anticipated income and other potential or acquired sources of funding.
  • A completed Grant Application, available here or a completed Grant Application for Legal Services Providers, available here.
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Address any proposals or questions to:

The Missouri Bar Foundation
326 Monroe
P.O. Box 119
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 638-2240

The Foundation regretfully cannot fund all grant applications it receives and cannot always meet the time constraints of some applications. The Foundation may award limited or partial grants or may pay grants in installments.