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Grants
Grants

ACTEC Foundation Grants

The ACTEC Foundation supports professional development and education in trust and estate law. If there is a project that you believe will benefit from the support of The ACTEC Foundation please submit a grant request for review by the Grant Committee and the Board of Directors. Grants are considered three times a year in March, June and October. Below are examples of grants that the Foundation has awarded in the past.

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Grants

Grant Recipients

2021

Approval Date Amount
SSRN 3/5/2021 $3,409

2020

Approval Date Amount
ACTEC Communications Committee Podcasts and Videos 10/20/2020 $70,000
ACTEC Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Committee Podcasts and Videos 10/20/2020 $7,000
The Commons Law Center 8/6/2020 $23,300
Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition 6/17/2020 $12,500
Dennis I. Belcher Young Leaders Program 6/17/2020 $27,500
SSRN 3/8/2020 $3,310

2019

Approval Date Amount
2020 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition 7/15/2019 $12,500
Dennis I. Belcher Young Leaders Program 6/28/2019 $27,500
Hofstra University – Student Editorial Board of the ACTEC Journal 6/28/2019 $30,000
6th Edition – revision of the ACTEC Commentaries 6/28/2019 $10,000
SSRN 3/20/2019 $3,183

2018

Approval Date Amount
University of California Davis 10/27/2018 $20,000
ACTEC Communications Committee Podcasts and Videos 10/27/2018 $60,000
SSRN 6/22/2018 $3,090
Dennis I. Belcher Young Leaders Program 6/22/2018 $27,500
University of Wyoming – support of the estate planning clinic at the University of Wyoming 3/9/2018 $60,000
University of New Mexico Research Project in Trust and Estate Planning Services for Rural and Underserved Populations 3/9/2018 $40,000

2017

Approval Date Amount
University of Oregon School of Law, to fund an Estate Planning Fellow to administer Oregon’s Wills for the Underserved Program 10/22/2017 $16,500
University of Florida Law School Empirical Study Regarding the Testamentary Disposition of Assets by Persons with Non-Traditional Families 10/22/2017 $15,000
ACTEC Elder Law Committee Interdisciplinary Study of the Exploitation of the Elderly 6/15/2017 $45,000
Young Leaders Program 3/10/2017 $27,500

2016

Approval Date Amount
Young Leaders Program 10/22/2016 $13,750
SSRN 10/22/2016 $3,000
ACTEC Family Estate Planning Guide videos 10/22/2016 $50,000
2017 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition 10/22/2016 $9,000
Fall 2017 Symposium – University of Iowa College of Law – Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective 8/25/2016 $20,000
ACTEC Family Estate Planning Guide Videos 5/25/2016 $18,100
2016 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition 3/17/2016 $9,500

2015

Approval Date Amount
Young Leaders Program 6/19/2015 $27,000
2015 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition 3/6/2015 $8,081*
Revising ACTEC Commentaries – Supplemental Grant 3/6/2015 $13,000
“*$12,000 including unspent funds from prior year Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition grants”

2014

Approval Date Amount
2014 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition 3/6/2014 $12,000
National Judicial College – web-based learning for probate judges 10/17/2014 $18,000

2013

Approval Date Amount
National Guardianship Network – Third World Guardianship Conference 6/21/2013 $25,000
Revising ACTEC Commentaries 7/29/2013 $25,000
2013 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition 10/27/2013 $12,000

2012

Approval Date Amount
2012 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition – Retroactive 3/9/2012 $12,000
Trusts and Estates Journal on Social Science Research Network – 5 years 6/14/2012 $15,000
Fall 2014 Symposium – Vanderbilt University: “The Emergent Federal Role in Private Wealth Transfer” 10/19/2012 $24,000
Hofstra University – Student Editorial Board of the ACTEC Journal 10/19/2012 $30,000

2011

Approval Date Amount
University of Wyoming College of Law Estate Planning Clinic 6/25/2011 $95,000
Update to the ACTEC Commentaries 10/16/2011 $2,000

2010

Approval Date Amount
Fall 2010 Symposium – McGill University: “The Worlds of the Trusts” 3/14/2010 $9,800
Lloyd Leva Plaine Memorial Fund Resolution 6/17/2010 N/A
Expenses for two representatives to attend McGill Symposium 6/17/2010 $4,000
2011 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition 10/17/2010 $12,000
National College of Probate Judges – review of the standards of the probate courts 10/17/2010 $10,000
Fall 2011 Symposium – University of Michigan Law School: “The Uniform Probate Code: The Remaking of American Succession Law” 10/17/2010 $27,250
Update to the ACTEC Commentaries 10/17/2010 $1,750

2009

Approval Date Amount
Trusts and Estates Journal on Social Science Research Network – three years 3/8/2009 $9,000
Hofstra University – Student Editorial Board of the ACTEC Journal 3/8/2009 $30,000
Harvard Clinic 3/8/2009 $35,000
Update to the ACTEC Commentaries 6/25/2009 $2,500
2010 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition 10/18/2009 $12,000
Grants for Clinic Programs for two years 10/18/2009 $110,000

2008

Approval Date Amount
ABA Commission on Law and Aging – support outreach and education concerning Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protection Proceedings 6/29/2008 $15,000
University of Tennessee – Clinical Education program for trusts and estates work 10/26/2008 $106,200
2009 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition 10/26/2008 $12,000
Fall 2009 Symposium – Chicago Kent School of Law: “Philanthropy in the 21st Century” 10/26/2008 $25,000