American Bar Endowment Opens 2021 Opportunity Grants Cycle

The American Bar Endowment’s Opportunity Grant Program supports new, boots-on-the-ground, innovative programs and projects that serve the immediate and critical legal needs of the public and are of importance to the legal profession and its concerns for access to justice. The ABE Opportunity Grant Program funding focus areas include:

  • Access to justice, especially for vulnerable and underserved populations, through innovations to legal services delivery, including maximizing pro bono service delivery.
  • The rule of law and the improvement of the justice system, including ensuring equal justice and the elimination of bias.
  • Increased public understanding of the law and the legal system to foster greater civic engagement.

The 2021 grant cycle is now open with grant awards that will be announced in February 2021. Optional letters of intent are due by Friday, August 21, 2020.  Full proposals are due by Friday, October 2, 2020.

Visit ABE Opportunity Grants to learn more, including about eligibility and how to apply.  You can also view a list of past recipients.


About the American Bar Endowment (ABE)
Established in 1942, the ABE is an independent, non-for-profit, charitable organization powered by generations of lawyers committed to ensuring equal access to justice for all.  The ABE provides lawyer members of the ABA with a unique way to protect themselves, their families, and their professional endeavors through participation in a range of ABE-sponsored insurance products underwritten by New York Life – with the option to seamlessly give any available annual dividends they would otherwise receive to the ABE as a tax-deductible donation. In turn, the ABE makes grants that support critical law-related public service, educational, and research programs and projects.