Hamilton Hurricane Relief Grant

Earlier this fall, the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA), Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA), and the Massachusetts Bar Foundation (MBF) collaborated to raise funds to assist individuals affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  The fundraiser was a success and we are proud to announce our intention to award a grant of $28,400 to a nonprofit organization that is providing civil legal assistance to Hurricane Maria victims here in Massachusetts.  A second award of $28,400 will be awarded for the same purpose to an organization providing similar services locally in Puerto Rico.

 The MBF invites proposals for this grant of $28,400 from programs that will provide civil legal services to low-income individuals and families whose legal problems stem from Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico in the fall of 2017.  Services may address a broad range of legal issues with the goal of helping to stabilize the client’s life by addressing housing, income maintenance and benefits, education access, employment, family law and other issues that emerged as a result of their displacement from Puerto Rico and settlement in Massachusetts.

The MBF will accept proposals only from nonprofit organizations that are currently recipients of MBF IOLTA grant funding. Proposals can request funding for a new or existing initiative. Only one application will be accepted from each applicant.

Applications must be submitted no later than Jan. 5, 2019.



  • Hamilton Proposal Summary Form (Word) (PDF)

  • Hamilton Budget Form (Excel) (PDF)

NOTE: These forms are only part of the Hamilton Grant Application. Please refer to the Application Instructions for details about other components. PDF versions include form fields in which information can be typed.


Contact the MBF at (617) 338-0534 or foundation@massbar.org.