Grant Process

2017 Grant Process

PURPOSE:    To invest ACJF resources toward finding solutions to pressing state problems impacting Alabama’s disadvantaged children and families. Grants funded by ACJF in 2017 must be within two ACJF funding areas (Children & Families and Access to Justice/Civil Legal Aid) that will produce positive sustainable change. 


Grant Process:

With limited funds available due to historically low IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts), ACJF has been limiting grant applications to only organizations with a high probability of being funded; therefore, LOIs and Applications are being accepted by invitation only.


ACJF staff and board will be seeking broad impact initiatives as outlined in the criteria below.  An organization/s or an advocate/s are welcome to contact ACJF staff if aware of a potential initiative that may fit this criteria. The ACJF would welcome a call, email or letter to discuss the initiative further.  Organizations with potential for funding will be asked to submit an LOI through ACJF’s online grant system for review by the Grants Committee.


Organizations will then be selected to submit a full application that will be developed by the potential grantee in cooperation with ACJF staff and Grants Committee. All funded proposals will be approved by the ACJF Board of Directors.


It is anticipated that there will be a limited number of grants awarded so that the amount of each ACJF grant will be at a level to have a meaningful impact.