How to Apply

Non-profit organizations that currently do not receive a grant from LTF may apply for funding for the upcoming calendar year during the Project & New Applicant grant cycle each fall. Applications for CY 2021 grants are now available.

LTF’s Project & New Applicant Grant Guidelines for 2021 outline the basic eligibility requirements for LTF grants and other funding criteria.

LTF’s spring grant cycle is for recipients of LTF Legal Services Support Grants. These applications are available in December and due in February. Grant decisions are made in May, and grants are paid out over the following fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

Project & New Applicants Legal Services Support
Grant Cycle Fall Spring
Grant Period January 1 – December 31 July 1 – June 30
Applications Available July December
Applications Due September February
Open to New Applicants Yes No

Applying for CY 2021 grant

Applications for project grant funding for CY 2021 will be available during the last week of July. Eligible organizations that do not currently receive LTF grants are invited to apply for 2021 funding in this competitive grant process. For information about how to start an application, please contact LTF Executive Director Mark Marquardt at 312-938-2133 or via email, or Associate Director David Holtermann at 312-938-3076 or via email.

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