Criteria and Timeline


Fact Sheet:  January 2013

The Legacy of Justice Foundation exists to support the mission of protecting the rights of Kansans by preserving and enhancing the civil justice system in Kansas and improving advocacy for criminal defense. 

A major focus of the Foundation is to develop and distribute resources to further its mission through such means as a grant program to aid not-for-profit organizations in supporting projects which can:

  • Contribute to preserving and enhancing the civil justice system and/or advocacy for criminal defense;
  • Protect and promote the independence of the judiciary;
  • Promote education and other activities to continually raise the standard of client representation by the plaintiffs’ bar;
  • Enhance understanding of the civil justice system, the 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and/or the rights of Kansans;
  • Provide scholarships to worthy students at law schools in Kansas;
  • Build community supports and services for vulnerable populations to help insulate them against the possibility of catastrophic injury or loss due to the actions of others; and/or
  • Such other purposes as may from time to time be approved by the Board of Directors.

These goals constitute the Criteria by which grant applications will be analyzed.

The Legacy of Justice Foundation’s Shamberg Project Grant Program is named in honor of John E. Shamberg, an early and influential leader of both the Foundation and its related professional association the Kansas Association for Justice.  Mr. Shamberg practiced with Shamberg, Johnson and Bergman in Kansas City.  The Foundation received a generous bequest from Mr. Shamberg’s estate in 2009.  This ongoing grant program honors his philanthropy by continuing his good works…providing seed money for this grant program.  Over time, contemporaneous gifts from Foundation Donors will be increasingly used to support this grant program.

In 2013, the Foundation can support a small number of modest grants – likely ranging from $500 to $1,000 each.  These awards may not be sufficient to support unique new initiatives; but it is hoped they might help augment, enhance and/or spread awareness of programming already underway, perhaps by such means as enhancing the communication materials which result – reports, curricula, fact sheets, public education documents, etc. – to help ensure that Kansans are advised of their rights and their opportunity for redress under the civil justice system.

Application materials are posted elsewhere on this website. If you have any questions as you develop your proposal, please feel free to contact Charlotte Krebs, executive director, at 785 232-7756 or via email at   Thank you for your consideration.


2013 Timeline:

  • January 15, 2013:  Grant application process begins
  • May 15, 2013:  Grant application materials due to the LoJ Foundation
  • June 7, 2013:  Following clarification of any questions, grant application materials will be forwarded to the Legacy of Justice Foundation Board of Directors for consideration.
  • June 14, 2013:  The LoJ Foundation Board discusses applications and determines grant awards.
  • July 1, 2013:  All recipients of 2013 Shamberg Project Grants will be notified by the Legacy of Justice Foundation.
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