How to Apply

Non-profit organizations that currently do not receive a grant from LTF may apply for funding for the upcoming calendar year during the Project & New Applicant grant cycle each fall. Applications for CY 2020 grants (January 1 – December 31, 2020) are now available. Completed applications are due on September 16, 2019. Grant awards will be made in December, and grant payments will be made in quarterly installments beginning in January 2020.

If you are interested in applying for a new grant from LTF, please read the Project Grant Guidelines and Guiding Principles (PDF) to learn more about the basic eligibility requirements for LTF grants and other funding criteria. For 2020, applicants must submit applications through LTF’s online grants portal. To obtain instructions about accessing the portal and other information about applying for a grant, please contact Executive Director Mark Marquardt at 312-938-2133 or Associate Director/General Counsel David Holtermann at 312-938-3076.

LTF’s spring grant cycle is for current recipients of LTF Legal Services Support Grants only. These applications are available in December and due in February.  Grant decisions are made in May, and grants are paid out over the following fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

SUMMARY OF LTF GRANT PROGRAMS
Project & New Applicants Legal Services Support
Grant Cycle Fall Spring
Grant Period January 1 – December 31 July 1 – June 30
Applications Available July December
Applications Due September February
Open to New Applicants Yes No

For more information about LTF grants, please contact LTF Executive Director Mark Marquardt at 312-938-2133 or Associate Director/General Counsel David Holtermann at 312-938-3076.

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