MBF seeks IOLTA Grants Program requests for proposals for 2006-07; $3 million to be awarded

Issue February 2006

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the 2006/2007 IOLTA Grants Program. The MBF expects to award approximately $3 million to nonprofit organizations for law-related programs that either provide civil legal services to the state's low-income population or improve the administration of justice in the commonwealth.

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation is the commonwealth's premiere legal charity. Founded in 1964, the MBF is the philanthropic partner of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and is one of three charitable entities in Massachusetts that distributes funds through the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program. The Foundation represents the commitment of the lawyers of Massachusetts to improve the administration of justice, to promote understanding of the law and to ensure equal access to the legal system for all residents of the commonwealth, particularly those most vulnerable.