The foundation primarily funds projects addressing the following areas:

  • Mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution
  • Women and minorities in STEM
  • Women and minorities in the law

In its first year the foundation reviewed four applications and funded one. We’ve slowly expanded and now fund 20+ organizations a year. As of 2019, we are expanding our request limit, and now grants can request up to 50,000 dollars — although most funded requests are at a lower dollar amount. Award size will be based on need, guidelines fit, and the amount of funding available in our budget. We will consider co-funding with other organizations. All grants are made for charitable purposes in accordance with IRS regulations.

To apply please submit the information requested using the form and e-mail the file to

Deadlines: requests for funds for the following year must be received before November 1st. Grants are reviewed in late November, and awarded in December. At the present time, awards can only be made for one year.

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