Grant Application

This is an invitation-only Fund.

The online application form is at the bottom of this page. Before submitting the form, please read the following information, conditions, and restrictions related to grants from the Garrick S. Lew Legacy Fund.

PURPOSE: The Grant will be used for the purpose of providing scholarship(s) to eligible law students, selected by Grantee, who are dedicated to indigent defense and the fair administration of justice in the criminal justice system.

PROCEDURE: Through its website, Grantee will solicit applications from law students for scholarships and require the following from scholarship applicants:

  • A personal statement up to 1000 words (double spaced) describing the applicant’s experience and commitment to criminal defense of the indigent;
  • The applicant’s current resume; and,
  • A copy of applicant’s current law-school transcript.

Although not a requirement, Grantee will consider financial need and contributions to the greater Bay Area in selecting the scholarship recipients.


  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed and assessed by Grantee, and the decisions awarding the scholarships will be made by the Grantee;
  • Scholarships must be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis;
  • No scholarships may be awarded to an officer, manager, director or trustee of the Grantee, nor to any member of Grantee’s selection committee, nor to any of their family members;
  • Grantee will publicly announce scholarship awardees, highlight who Garrick Lew was, and identify the Foundation as the funder of the scholarships
  • Grantee will provide the Foundation with a report no later than the date set forth in Paragraph 3 below demonstrating that it has met the requirements of this Grant Agreement.


  1. Political Activities. Grant funds may not be used for any of the following purposes: to carry out propaganda, or otherwise attempt to influence legislation; to influence the outcome of any specific public election or to carry on directly or indirectly any voter registration drive; to make any grants that do not comply with the rules for individual grants and organizational grants in Section 4945 of the Internal Revenue Code; or to undertake any activity for a non-charitable purpose.
  2. IRS Determination. The Grantee shall provide immediate written notification to the Foundation of any changes in the Grantee’s tax status as defined by the Internal Revenue Code.
  3. Reporting. No later than December 31, 2016, Grantee will send to the Foundation a written report describing its work resulting from the Grant and how Grantee achieved the goals and objectives set forth in its 2016 Proposal.
  4. Acknowledgment and Publicity. The Foundation may periodically issue a general press release announcing grant awards or publicizing Grantee’s work pursuant to the Grant, including on the Foundation’s website if any, or the website of Minami Tamaki LLP. Grantee hereby consents to the use of its name in such publications. Any publication produced by Grantee that refers to work arising from this Grant or results from this Grant should include an acknowledgment of the Foundation that reads: Supported by a grant from the Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee Foundation.
  5. Limitation. It is expressly understood that the Foundation has no obligation to provide other or additional support for this or any other project or purposes.