The ACC Foundation Pro Bono Jumpstart ("PBJ") Fund grant program is currently accepting applications from ACC Chapters and Networks to provide funding for pro bono, pipeline, and diversity & inclusion activities that engage in-house counsel participants.
ACC Foundation supports various national diverse bar associations to further promote diversity and inclusion initiatives in the corporate legal profession. The ACC Foundation also looks to engage diverse counsel from corporate legal departments, law firms and legal service providers, by encouraging participation and sponsorship at the educational conferences and annual meetings of diverse legal bars. In addition to this support, we actively seek diverse counsel to participate in our own educational training and presentations, as well as opportunities for subject-matter experts to serve as faculty for ACC and/or ACC Foundation programs.
ACC Foundation encourages pro bono activities that lend legal support to the members of local communities.
We Support the Following Organizations:
- Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC)
- Corporate Pro Bono
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
- The National Bar Association (NBA)
- The National LGBT Bar Association
- The South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA-NA)
- Street Law
All active ACC chapters and networks are eligible to submit a grant proposal for up to $10,000 for in-person programs and/or initiatives that engage in-house counsel while providing pro bono (legal) services.
ACC Foundation will accept proposals through March 31, 2021. Awards will be announced by April 30, 2021.