As a charitable grantmaking organization, the OSBF awards grants each spring and fall to Ohio nonprofits addressing specific, unmet legal needs in our communities. Since 1992, the Foundation has awarded more than 12.5 million dollars to dozens of law-related philanthropic organizations and projects across Ohio. Over time, grants have supported the creation of legal materials, new websites, campaigns, clinics, conferences, trainings, presentations, and more.
Grant applications are reviewed by the Board of Trustees twice each year. Deadlines for submitting grant applications each year are 5 PM on February 15 and August 15. Decisions are made by June 30 and November 30 respectively.