Applications available for '04-05 MBF IOLTA grants program

Issue January 2004

Applications are available for the Massachusetts Bar Foundation (MBF) 2004-2005 IOLTA grants program.

The MBF expects to award approximately $2.75 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.

Application materials are available at The deadline for application submission is Friday, March 5, 2004.

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation, founded in 1964 as the philanthropic agent of the Massachusetts Bar Association, 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.