Maine Justice Foundation Seeks Applicants For The 2023 Hancock/Washington County Legal Aid ESO Fund Grant

9 June 2022 , Posted in: Our Work, Uncategorized

Hallowell, ME, June 13 – The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for the Hancock/Washington County Legal Aid ESO Fund 2023 Grant Cycle. The Foundation will accept applications from June 13- July 15, 2022. The application form can be found online at [Link will be live at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 13.]

The ESO Endowment Fund was established in 2011 by an anonymous donor who dedicated it to providing support for people in need of civil legal assistance in Washington and Hancock Counties. The ESO grant supports applicants and programs dedicated to the provision of legal aid in Maine, offer legal services not currently available in these counties, and who are collaboratively addressing unmet needs of underserved populations. “The ESO Endowment is a wonderful example of a generous Mainer deploying their resources to help their underserved neighbors and community members in need of legal assistance,” says Michelle Draeger, Executive Director of the Maine Justice Foundation.

The Maine Justice Foundation Grants, Programs & Policy Committee will review all qualified applications and make funding recommendations to the Board of Directors this fall.

The Maine Justice Foundation, founded in 1983 as the Maine Bar Foundation, is the state’s leading funder of civil legal aid for poor and vulnerable Mainers.

FMI: Contact Michelle G. Draeger, Executive Director: 207-620-1351,