Foundation grants available for local bar service projects

first_img March 15, 2004 Regular News Foundation grants available for local bar service projects Foundation grants available for local bar service projects The Florida Bar Foundation is now accepting applications for its Voluntary Bar Association Community Service Grant Program. The goals of the VBA grant program — a joint effort of the Foundation and The Florida Bar — are to increase community service by Florida’s legal profession through voluntary bar association initiatives and to serve as a readily accessible source of funding for a full range of voluntary bar charitable, community-service projects, according to Foundation President Andrew M. O’Malley.A total of $50,000 is available for VBA grants in 2003-04 with individual grants of up to $5,000. The grants, which will be awarded in June, are intended to promote new or significant improvement in existing charitable, community-service projects to improve the operation of the civil or criminal justice systems and for education, outreach or service-delivery projects which enhance the administration of justice in Florida.“We hope you can use the VBA grant program to tap into the energy and talent of your members in further service to your community,” O’Malley said.For more information contact the Foundation by calling (407) 843-0045 or e-mail at [email protected]last_img read more