How to Apply for a Pro Bono Innovation Fund
The Pro Bono Innovation Fund (PBIF) provides grants to civil legal aid projects that support new, robust pro bono partnerships through collaboration, innovation, and replication of effective practices.
Current Funding Cycle Announcements
May 24, 2021 - Decisions for the Pre-Application stage of the FY21 Pro Bono Innovation Fund (PBIF) Funding cycle were announced on May 20, 2021. Invited pre-applicants now have access to the Full PBIF Application in GrantEase. The deadline to submit the Full Application is July 1, 2021 at 11:59p.m.EDT.
Full Application Resource Guides for each of the four grant categories are available below under the section titled "Training and Resources for the FY21 Funding Cycle. The PBIF will additionally hold two informational workshops as well as opportunities for one-on-one Full Application technical assistance with PBIF Program Counsel. Further details and dates can be found below.
2021 Application Timeline
|Grant Program Announcement Date||First Week of Feb|
|Announcement of Invitations to Submit Full Applications||Mid - May|
|Full Application Introduction and Budget, Staffing & Leadership Plan Webinar||05/19/21|
|Full Application Introduction Objectives and Milestones Webinar||06/02/21|
|Legal Management System Discussion||06/11/21|
|Technical Assistance Calls||07/01/21|
|Full Application Due Date||07/01/21|
|Grant Start Date||10/01/21|
*(please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate)
Trainings, Webinars, and Guidance
05.26 Full Application Webinar
06.08 Full Application Webinar
Learning Management Systems
Recommendations and Guidance
- To LMS or Not? The A-Z of Learning Management Systems Presentations
- To LMS or Not? The A-Z of Learning Management Systems Slide Deck
- LMS from A-Z Checklist
|Title of File or Publication||Size||Format|
|2021 Project Direct Full Application Resource Guide.pdf||2.13mb||Download|
|2021 Project Non Direct Full Application Resource Guide.pdf||2.12mb||Download|
|2021 Sustainability Full Application Resource Guide.pdf||1.97mb||Download|
|2021 Transformation Full Application Resource Guide.pdf||1.97mb||Download|
PBIF Contact List Update Form
If you are an LSC grantee and would like to be invited to PBIF programming and events, please enter your contact information into our Contact List. You can also confirm your organization's current contacts through this link.
Contact the PBIF Team
Reach out if you have questions about our current funding cycle or past awards.