About The Manitoba Law Foundation

The Manitoba Law Foundation exists under The Legal Profession Act to fund programs that benefit Manitobans in the following areas: legal education, legal research, legal aid services, law reform, and the development and maintenance of law libraries. Our main source of revenue is the interest payable on funds held in Manitoba lawyers’ pooled trust accounts in financial institutions across the province.

What We Do

How We FundHow we Fund our Granting

Sources of Revenue

Discretionary GrantingDiscretionary Granting

Operational, project and small grants

Our Mandatory Granting

Legal Aid Manitoba and The Law Society of Manitoba

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Recent grant recipients

Latest News

from the Manitoba Law Foundation

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Call for Applications for Special Granting Initiative

The Manitoba Law Foundation is excited to announce that it has established a Special Granting Initiative to support innovative and/or collaborative projects that have the goal of achieving a significant impact in enhancing justice and access to justice in Manitoba. The Foundation has set aside $1,500,000 for the Special Granting Initiative and is seeking applications … Continue reading Call for Applications for Special Granting Initiative

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Upcoming October 2019 Project Grant and Small Grant Application Deadlines

The next deadlines for applications to the Manitoba Law Foundation for Project Grants and Small Grants are fast approaching. Applications are due on or before October 1st for Project Grants and on or before October 31st for Small Grants, for consideration by the Board of Directors in December 2019. Small Grants support small, one-time, distinct law-related … Continue reading Upcoming October 2019 Project Grant and Small Grant Application Deadlines

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Bidding Farewell to Helen O’Connor

This spring, the Foundation is marking a number of transitions in its human resources. In June, long time Accounting Services Manager Helen O’Connor is leaving the Foundation after more than 20 years in that position. Helen was first retained by Executive Director Bill Greenaway in the mid-1990s, after wrapping up her career with Price Waterhouse … Continue reading Bidding Farewell to Helen O’Connor

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Welcoming our new Accounting Services Manager

This is a season of change at The Manitoba Law Foundation. The Foundation’s long-serving Accounting Services Manager, Helen O’Connor is preparing to transition out of her role and is training her successor, Donna Frame, who joined the Foundation on May 1, 2019. Donna brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in accounting, non-profits … Continue reading Welcoming our new Accounting Services Manager

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Next Small Grant Application Deadline is March 31, 2019

The next deadline for applications to the Manitoba Law Foundation for Small Grants is fast approaching. Applications are due on or before March 31, 2019, for consideration by the Board of Directors in June 2019. Small Grants support small, one-time, distinct law-related projects. To qualify as a Small Grant, a project must: have a total budget of up to but … Continue reading Next Small Grant Application Deadline is March 31, 2019