• Announcement of 2018 Grantees

    After a rigorous selection process during which the 56 applicants were narrowed town to a pool of seventeen highly-qualified finalists, the Foundation has selected its grantees for 2018.  While last year saw the award of five grants in the amount of $25,000 per organization, this year the Foundation has decided to expand that number to six grantees for a total of $150,000. This addition of a sixth grantee was done to distribute as much giving as possible amidst the chaos of the current poli...  Read More...

  • 2018 Grant Applications: Next Steps

    This year, the Barbara McDowell Foundation received a total of fifty-six applications for 2018 grants. By the end of September, this large pool of worthy and diverse applicants must be narrowed down to a small number of grantees. Led by the Foundation’s President and aided by its ten-member Board of Directors, the selection process is a difficult and necessary effort that will ensure the Foundation’s financial participation in significant litigation efforts to support disadvantaged p...  Read More...

  • Approaching Application Deadline for 2018 Grants

    On August 1st, 2017, the Foundation will close its application window for grants for the 2018 giving season. This deadline comes at a crucial moment for the legal aid community. Set amidst the turbulent political climate of the past year, the Foundation has reenergized its efforts for application solicitation, reaching out to applicable social justice and not-for-profit organizations through a variety of ways and with increased vigour. With our sights set on the grantee selection process th...  Read More...

  • Eighth Year of Giving

    Currently in its eighth year of giving, the Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation is expanding. The Foundation hired an Administrator, significantly increased its mailing list of potential applicants, and began building a social media presence to connect with more and varied potential applicants and donors.In preparation for its 2018 grant decisions to be made in September 2017, the Foundation has engaged in multiple forms of outreach with the aim of building a more accessible and in...  Read More...

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