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The South Asian Bar Association of Southern California Public Interest Foundation ("Foundation") seeks grant applications from 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:

  1. Full name and contact information of applicant organization
  2. Contact person, mailing address, phone number, email and web address
  3. Description of the project or program to be funded, including:
  4. Statement of need or information about problem project will address;
  5. How the project will benefit the South Asian community;
  6. Project goals and methods to achieve goals;
  7. How the project will be evaluated; and
  8. Amount of funding requested with corresponding description of how funds will be used.
  9. Information regarding any prior applications to and/or grants from the Foundation.
  10. Please attach printed materials related to the project, if available. If the proposal includes printed materials, state whether the Foundation distribute those materials to the community.

Completed proposals must be submitted to by 5:00 pm on September 28, 2018.

The Foundation gives preference to 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 final report by October 5, 2019 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 Aditi Fruitwala at or Hemali Shah at

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