The purpose of this grant is to allow young lawyers to engage in community service by hosting a hands-on, community or pro bono service event. Affiliates can apply for a “Holidays All Year Long” grant (a holiday-themed party for at-risk children), or can apply for funding for another type of service event, as long as the event provides a service opportunity and includes interaction between the affiliate and the local community. The sole purpose of the event cannot be a fundraiser for a charitable cause. All funding decisions are within the sole discretion of The Florida Bar YLD and projects that are inconsistent with the activities and priorities of The Florida Bar will not be funded. The average award for this grant has been approximately $250.000 – $500.00.
To submit your grant application, email an electronic copy (via PDF) to Awards Chair Maria Vigilante (MVigilante@BlankRome.com), Co-chair Masimba Mutamba (MMutamba@HumanRightsDefenseCenter.org), and Program Administrator Tom Miller (TMiller@flabar.org). You will receive a confirmation email. Submitting an application will serve as authorization to post, duplicate, and/or disseminate all, or portions of, your application at the sole discretion of the YLD Board of Governors. Please title your PDF Submission using the name of your affiliate and the type of grant for which you are applying. For any questions, please contact Maria Vigilante and Masimba Mutamba.
For more information, please visit the Affiliate Grants page.