The Equal Justice Wyoming Foundation (EJWF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. In 2015, the EJWF consolidated with the Wyoming State Bar Foundation (WSBF). The EJWF will continue to carry out the shared purpose of the programs. EJWF funds are distributed for the purposes of:
• Providing civil legal services to the poor of Wyoming, who would otherwise be unable to obtain legal assistance;
• Providing public education projects which promote a knowledge and awareness of the law; and
•Providing projects which improve the administration of justice.
The EJWF awards grants to agencies and programs in Wyoming which are dedicated to the above goals. The EJWF is governed by a Board of Directors. It is within the Board of Directors’ discretion to determine if an application falls within the EJWF’s mission. For more information on the EJWF’s grantmaking policy, see Grant Policies and Procedures.
Grant applications are due November 10, 2016 for the 2017 grant cycle. Download the grant application here: EJWF 2017 Grant Application.
Foreclosure Prevention Legal Assistance and Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance Grants
The Equal Justice Wyoming Foundation received funds from Bank of America as a term of a national settlement with the Department of Justice. The settlement distributed funds to IOLTA organizations, including EJWF, to be used to design, develop, and fund effective projects to provide “foreclosure prevention legal assistance and community redevelopment legal assistance.” EJWF is soliciting proposals from legal service providers for projects that provide foreclosure prevention legal assistance and/or community redevelopment legal assistance. For more information and details, please see the Request for Proposals.
The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017.