The Montana Justice Foundation works to identify and nurture projects that would be a good fit for Special Project Grant support. Special Project Grants are made on an individual basis to support discrete, innovative projects targeting specific areas of need.

MJF administers program grants on an application basis. The application period opens in early spring (usually March 1) and closes in late April (usually April 30). To apply for an MJF program grant, organizations must create an account and submit an application through our online system.

Examples of eligible Special Projects include:

• projects designed to educate communities about the law or the legal community about access to justice,

• establishment of new legal aid or self-help law clinics,

• advocacy efforts surrounding specific legal issues affecting low-income or disadvantaged Montanans,

• revision or creation of pro se legal forms,

• promotion of increased pro bono service among the legal community,

• projects designed to make judicial processes more accessible or consistent, or

• any other project designed to further the MJF’s charitable objectives. Priority will be given to project proposals that demonstrate a strong likelihood of having a lasting, sustainable impact in under-served communities.

To see if your project is a good fit for this grant and MJF’s funding priorities, please review our Grants Policy or contact us directly at or 406-523-3920.