GCJF makes grants to nonprofit institutions and projects that further the mission of the Foundation and generate a better understanding and appreciation for our legal system.
The Foundation accepts grant requests from organizations operating in Georgia and makes grants throughout the year. The first step is to submit an informal grant request letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Grant request letter includes:
Following our favorable review of your letter, we will email to schedule a call with you to discuss elements of a formal proposal. If your grant request is not eligible for funding, we will notify you.
Grant proposals are reviewed by our executive director, and eligible proposals are presented at the next meeting of our Board. The Board makes grant decisions at their meeting based on the merits of the request and the priorities of the Foundation. You will be notified of their decision by the executive director.
Examples of previous grant recipients, include:
An empirical look at tort litigation in Georgia’s courts.
A project designed to demonstrate a better way to represent and support individuals and reduce barriers to reentry into society.
Court Watch Fellowship project designed to raise awareness of the purpose and service of the state appellate courts.
A program for coastal Georgia citizens who have little access to the legal system, providing information on a variety of legal topics such as estate planning, title, heirs property, community preservation and zoning, as well as informing participants about locating and working with an attorney.
Workshops to provide law-related teaching materials to Georgia teachers.
A half-hour discussion program on WPBA-TV30 that explored civil law and how it affects citizens of metro Atlanta and North Georgia.
An Emmy Award-winning weekly show on WPBA-TV30 that offered a wide range of legal topics. The show was broadcast mostly in Spanish with English subtitles; some shows were produced in English with Spanish subtitles.
Georgia Civil Justice Foundation sponsored programs that educated Georgia citizens about the civil justice system and its relationship to other areas of the legal system. In a classroom-like setting, volunteer attorneys presented information about various aspects of the law to attendees. The foundation also provided grants to organizations for the creation of programs with similar goals and missions, including:
(in four Asian languages)
Emory University School of Law
Georgia State University College of Law
Mercer University School of Law
University of Georgia School of Law