Part I – Information
About the Foundation
The Maryland Bar Foundation is a tax-exempt
and maintain the honor and integrity of the profession of the
and to facilitate the administration of justice;
the study of the law and research therein, the diffusion of knowledge
thereof, and the continuing education of lawyers;
to be published and to distribute addresses, reports, treatises
and other literary works on legal subjects;
a law library; and
preserve and exhibit rare books and documents, objects of art,
and items of historical interest having legal significance or
bearing on the administration of justice.
Funds for charitable purposes are raised
by the Foundation primarily through donations of selected attorneys
admitted to practice in the State of Maryland known as
"Bar Fellows." The foundation is governed by a Board of Directors
and is accountable to the contributing Bar Fellows.
- The Foundation has established its fiscal year as July 1 – June 30.
It considers grant applications two times during each fiscal year at both its January and June meetings. Nov 1 is the deadline for consideration at the January meeting and April 1 is the deadline for consideration at the June meeting. Grant applications received after a deadline will be considered at the next designated grant review meeting. In its sole discretion and for good cause shown, the Foundation’s Board may consider a grant application on an expedited basis at any time during its fiscal year.
- Completed application – the attached
application must be fully completed and returned to the Maryland
Bar Foundation, 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Attn:
- Signed under oath;
- Approval by the Foundation Board –
all requests for grants will be reviewed and acted upon by the Board
of Directors of the Maryland Bar Foundation; and
- Funding mechanism – when a grant
is approved, the grant will either be an outright award, or will
be provided under certain conditions that the Board considers reasonable.
Part II – Grant Application Directions
- Please provide a brief description of
the grantee organization and its history. Please attach any descriptive
or supporting documentation of grantee available.
- Please provide documentation of any tax
what exemption has been granted;
copy of most recent Internal Revenue Service letter recognizing
grantee as a tax exempt organization; and
|| in the
event grantee has a non-profit corporate status, identify the
state of incorporation and the date of grant of charter, and
state whether the charter is currently effective.
- Please provide a complete description
of the project for which funding is desired including the following:
project is planned to begin; and
project will be completed.
- Please attach the past two years of financial
data for the grantee organization including:
- Please provide any proposed budget for
the project for which the grant is requested.
- Please describe all organizational fund
raising for the past two years, identifying which fund raising was
directed to the specific project, which is to be funded by the grant.
- Identify proposed fund raising, and those
funds already received, for the specific project for which the grant
- Identify all other organizations to whom
any grant application has been made, and whether or not they have
been received, during the past three years for this or any other
- In the event the grant will be used for
the purchase of equipment, describe the anticipated use of the equipment
at the conclusion of the project.
- In the event of dissolution of the grantee
organization, describe any controlling provisions relating to the
disposition of assets.
- If it is anticipated that more funding
will be required beyond the scope of this grant application in order
to proceed with the project, or to continue the project, please describe
all efforts to obtain additional or permanent funding.
Part III – Release of Liability
& Right to Audit
Acceptance of any grant monies from the
Maryland Bar Foundation is specifically conditioned upon the release
from liability of the Foundation and its employees, agents or representative
by the grantee, its agents or assigns.
The Maryland Bar Foundation reserves the
right to conduct a financial audit of the grantee and the project for
which the grant of the Foundation was given upon reasonable notice
during regular business hours.
The Maryland Bar Foundation specifically
conditions any grant to the grantee upon the complete, prompt and continuing
disclosure of information relating to the grant and its use upon further
request for information by the Foundation.
The grantee agrees to indicate the Maryland
Bar Foundation’s financial support in connection with the project
in such reasonable manner as the Foundation’s Board of Directors
The undersigned agrees to accept all aforementioned
terms, and solemnly swears or affirms that the answers to the foregoing
questions and the information provided with the answers is true to
the best of the undersigned’s personal knowledge, information
|Name of Grantee
Representative of Grantee (Print Name)
Send Completed Applications to:
Maryland Bar Foundation
520 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201