Updated: Dec. 7, 2020

2021 Powerful Communities Projects

The WSBA invites you to partner on the Powerful Communities Projects, an initiative designed to amplify communities who experience poverty and marginalization, work with members of WSBA, and advance the implementation of the State Plan for the Coordinated Delivery of Legal Aid to Low-Income People. Powerful Communities Projects will be offering nine $3,000 grants. 

Our vision of success for the Powerful Communities Project is that organizations will be able to work with more people who experience poverty, develop or expand meaningful partnerships with community-based organizations serving underrepresented communities, and increase pro bono opportunities for WSBA members. Criteria, expectations, and more. Learn more FY21 WSBA Powerful Communities Projects - Grant Information .

We encourage organizations to collaborate with each other to develop innovative projects.  We invite Qualified Legal Service Providers, Minority Bar Associations, and nonprofit organizations working with nonprofit legal organizations to apply!

Apply online!

Grading criteria and rubric used can be accessed here.


Applications open Monday, Dec. 7, 2020.

Applicants submit proposals by Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

Partners notified by email by Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

Partners expend funds by Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.

Partners submit invoices and W-9s by Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

Partners complete and submit reports by Friday, Oct. 29, 2021

Contact Us

Laura Sanford, LauraS@wsba.org