Racial Justice Grants Fund Announced at Law Foundation of BC

The Law Foundation of BC is excited to announce the creation of a new $2 million grant fund to support projects and develop community infrastructure to advance racial justice and combat systemic racism and discrimination.

Indigenous Peoples, Black People and People of Colour experience systemic and institutional racism in almost all aspects of their lives. These systemic inequities and biases exist within the legal/justice system, and are often perpetuated through existing laws, policies and programs that impact people living across British Columbia. As part of the legal profession in BC, the Law Foundation shares in the collective obligation to work toward eradicating racial injustice in and through the legal system.

The Foundation is offering two types of flexible grants under this program: Development Grants for up to $25,000 for one year, and Initiative Grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 per year for up to three years. Grant funding is intended to support communities in building power and capacity to advance racial justice, and may be used for both projects and core operating costs.

Applications will be accepted from existing non-profit organizations, collaborative entities or groups, and people seeking to establish new organizations, collaboratives or groups. The application process consists of two steps, including an initial questionnaire and the option to participate in an oral or written application for Initiative Grants.

The application process consists of two steps, including an initial questionnaire and the option to participate in an oral or written application for Initiative Grants. The deadline to submit a questionnaire is March 7, 2022.

Learn more about the Racial Justice Fund https://www.lawfoundationbc.org/project-funding/racial-justice-grants-call/