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Illinois Bar Foundation announces over $240,000 in grants

The Illinois Bar Foundation has approved 30 grants totaling $242,500 which will be distributed to nonprofit legal aid organizations statewide.

Illinois Bar Foundation grant recipients for FY14 are:

Chicago

  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid - $10,000
  • CARPLS - $10,000
  • Center for Disability and Elder Law - $10,000
  • Center for Law and Social Work - $3,000
  • Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation - $5,000
  • Chicago Law and Education Foundation - $5,000
  • Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired - $7,000
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services - $12,500
  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic - $10,000
  • Equality Illinois Education Project - $7,500
  • Equip for Equality - $7,500
  • Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center - $7,500
  • Illinois Equal Justice Foundation - $5,000
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online - $15,000
  • Lawndale Christian Legal Center - $7,500
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing - $10,000
  • Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services - $7,000
  • Life Span - $5,000
  • Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf - $3,000
  • Public Interest Law Initiative - $15,000
  • Uptown People’s Law Center - $5,000

Outside of Chicago

  • Administer Justice, Elgin - $7,500
  • Alternatives for Older Adults, Moline - $5,000
  • Catholic Urban Program’s Neighborhood Law Office, East St. Louis - $10,000
  • Immigration Project, Bloomington - $5,000
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, East St. Louis - $15,000
  • Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project, St. Louis, Mo. - $5,000
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Rockford - $15,000
  • Pro Bono Network, Oak Park - $7,500
  • The Parent Place, Springfield - $5,000

The mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. This year, the Foundation will distribute close to $400,000 in grants to legal aid organizations across the state of Illinois, and in Lawyers Care Fund support to attorneys and their families in need. The Illinois Bar Foundation is located at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Chicago, IL  60603, and the phone number is (312) 726-6072.

Posted on Jul 07, 2014 by Chris Bonjean | Comments (0)
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