Feb. 17, 2021 – The Wisconsin Law Foundation is seeking grant applications for charitable or educational programs that promote greater public understanding of the law and the improvement of the administration of justice, or are an educational program or project that directly affects Wisconsin residents.
Truman Q. McNulty Grants 2020
In 2020, the Foundation awarded a total of $24,400 in grants for these projects:
- ABC for Health Inc., Madison – community legal education initiatives;
- Briarpatch Youth Services Inc., Madison – Restorative Justice Program Youth Peer Court;
- Catholic Multicultural Center, Madison – low-cost immigration legal services;
- Centro Legal, Milwaukee – family law consultation program;
- Milwaukee Justice Center – creating a touch-free intake process due to COVID-19;
- RISE Law Center, Madison – End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin;
- State Public Defender’s Office, Madison – the Student Expulsion Prevention Project;
- Wisconsin Teen Court Association – Restorative Justice Summit; and
- Teen courts in Crawford, Grant, Portage, and Winnebago counties – keeping kids out of the court system.
Each year, the Foundation – through up to 12 high-impact Truman Q. McNulty Grants of $1,000 to $2,350 each – supports charitable or educational projects across the state that promote greater public understanding of the law and improve the administration of justice. These are programs that directly impact Wisconsin residents.
In 2020, the Foundation awarded a total of $24,400 in grants. During the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, McNulty grants helped programs like the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County to continue their missions by helping them switch to connecting virtually. A McNulty grant “helped us continue serving youth through this difficult time,” said the club’s executive director, Kevin Quevillon.
Find out more about past recipients on the Foundation’s webpage and in the Aug. 19, 2020 issue of InsideTrack.
More details about the grants are available on the McNulty Grant Guidelines and Instructions webpage.
Apply by April 2, 2021
To apply, visit the Foundation’s grants webpage for application instructions, or contact Beth Drake at WLF-Fellows@wisbar.org, (608) 250-6171, or (800) 444-9404, ext. 6171.
Grant applications must be received by 5 p.m. on April 2, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s grant award decisions by Monday, May 31, 2021.
About the Wisconsin Law Foundation
The Wisconsin Law Foundation is the charitable arm of the State Bar, and has distributed thousands of dollars in grants to support law-related education and public service programs statewide on behalf of the legal profession since 1996.
A fully chartered 501(c)3 organization, the Foundation sponsors State Bar public education programs and initiatives through the general grants fund such as the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial program, and administers statewide grants through the Truman Q. McNulty Grants.