Grants

IOLTA Grants

The Nevada Bar Foundation (NBF) makes annual grants to organizations that promote access to justice through direct legal services to the poor, to victims of domestic violence and to children protected by or in need of protection of the juvenile court. Grant funding is provided by the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program. This program, created by the Nevada Supreme Court in 1982, is managed by the NBF for the above-stated purposes. Pursuant to SCR 216, substantially, all IOLTA funds are granted to organizations that provide legally related services to the poor, to victims of domestic violence and to children protected by or in need of protection of the juvenile court.

Upcoming Deadlines:

2022 Year End Grant Report: Due January 13, 2023

2023 Grant Application: Due January 20, 2023


Foundation Grants

The Nevada Bar Foundation established a grant program funded through late fees and penalties assessed through the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education. This program, approved by the Nevada Supreme Court, represents a collective effort by the State Bar of Nevada and the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education to put those dollars to use by supporting educational, pipeline and pro bono initiatives. Annual grants will fund programs that:

  • Provide education to Nevada attorneys on topics such as civility; well-being; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Support law related education programs that promote interest in and understanding of the law.
  • Support the activities and initiatives of affinity bar associations that serve minority lawyers.
  • Directly support delivery of legal services to under-served populations.
  • Provide for the delivery of pro bono legal services.

Upcoming Deadline:

2022 Grant Reporting: July 30, 2023