How to Apply

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The LFW Grant Portal makes it easy for you to apply for a grant online. Please read the instructions below before beginning an application.

1. Review Eligibility and Guidelines

LFW has three grant types: Small, Annual and Special. Please review a grant’s specific eligibility criteria and guidelines before beginning an online application.

2. Create an Account

All applicants are required to create an account in LFW’s Grant Portal. Use the “Log In” button at the top of this page to begin. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last minute issues.

3. Complete the Online Grant Application

Once in the Grant Portal, click “Apply” on the top menu to see a list of open grant opportunities. You may preview a grant’s application questions by clicking on the “Preview” button. To start an application, click on the blue “Apply” button within a grant’s description. Complete the questions provided and either save or submit your application.

For organizations seeking new Annual Grant funding:  LFW’s Annual Grant program provides general operating support to civil legal aid programs. If you are seeking an Annual Grant for the first time, LFW has a two-step process. New applicants submit a Letter of Inquiry via the LFW Grant Portal, due September 1. After review by the LFW Board of Trustees, applicants may be invited to submit a full application, which is due mid-October.

4. Application Review and Final Grant Decisions

LFW will review your application and reach out if additional information is needed. After careful consideration by LFW’s staff and Board of Trustees, you will be notified if your proposal is approved or denied.

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Questions? Contact the LFW Grants Coordinator by phone (206) 957-6290 or email .