MBF seeks IOLTA grants proposals; plans to award $3 million for legal aid

Issue February 2011

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation is accepting applications for its 2011-12 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.

Application materials are available at The deadline for application submission is Friday, March 4.

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation is the commonwealth's premier 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.