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The South Asian Bar Association of Southern California Public Interest Foundation

("Foundation") seeks grant applications from law students and organizations engaged in public interest activities that benefit of the South Asian-American community and the Southern California community at large.

Each proposal must be no more than four (4) pages and must include ALL of the following:


Law Students

1. Full Name and contact information

(mailing address, phone number, email and web address);

1. Full name and contact information

(mailing address, phone number, and email);

2. A concise description of the project or program to be funded, including:

a. How the program will benefit the South Asian-American community;

b. Amount of funding requested and budget description of how the funds will be used;

c. Printed materials related to the project, if available; and

d. If the proposal includes printed materials, whether the Foundation may distribute those materials to the community via its website.

2. Full name of employer, employer's mission, and a description of the community or communities served by employer;

3. Specific work you will perform;

4. Specific dates of employment;

5. Why you selected the proposed job, your interest in public service, and how the job relates to this interest (if limited past public service involvement, please explain what has sparked your current interest);

6. Resume (note: resume does not count toward the four page limit); and

3. Information regarding any prior applications to and/or grants from the Foundation.

7. Other sources of funding you anticipate receiving to help support your unpaid internship for summer of 2017, such as stipends from summer employer, funds from other employers, or other public interest grants.

Completed proposals must be submitted to no later than

5:00 pm PDT on Friday, July 14, 2017.

The Foundation gives preference to law students and projects that provide services to the South Asian-American community in Southern California, particularly communities that are indigent or traditionally underserved. After completed proposals are received, a selection committee will screen all qualified proposals and may schedule interviews with applicants as needed. The Foundation reserves the right to request further information from applicants, to reject any proposal, and to grant awards deemed to best serve the Foundation's mission.

All grantees are required to submit a summary report by March 9, 2018 advising the Foundation of how the funds were used, along with copies of any tangible results of the funding.

For more information, applicants may visit our website or contact Saurish Appleby-Bhattacharjee at saurishb [at] gmail [dot] com.

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