GRANTS PROGRAM

2019 GRANT RECIPIENTS

The Board of Trustees authorized grants totaling $40,000 to support pro bono programs and projects that promote the public understanding of the law to the following agencies. These funds will be distributed in early 2020.


Christian Legal Aid
To provide legal counsel to every low-income community member that seeks out the clinic and qualifies for our services.


Education Law Center
To recruit, train, inform, and support collaborative work with an expanding pool of volunteer pro bono attorneys and community advocates willing to help us meet an increasing need to provide legal representation, assistance and consultation to refugee and immigrant students and families on issues of public education, beginning in early childhood.


Focus on Renewal
Funding monthly legal clinics for non-criminal matters and for wills, living wills, and powers of attorney.


Jewish Family and Children’s Services
To provide comprehensive training on helping the children of naturalized citizens obtain proof of their citizenship.


KidsVoice
To support a pro bono initiative involving four new pro bono partnerships, one with K&L Gates to expunge juvenile record courts, one with PNC's legal department to handle guardianship, trust and estate matters and educational service funds and a third to address credit issues. One with Morgan Lewis to address employment, credit issues, one with Reed Smith to handle legal name changes for failed adoptions.


Neighborhood Legal Services
The goals of this project are the legal representation of low-income families and their children at or below 125% of poverty on legal issues which if handled properly can result in better patient outcomes; providing legal services.


Women’s Center and Shelter
To support Women's Center and Shelter Civil Legal Project in providing representations and advice on civil legal matters in 10 divorce cases involving intimate partner violence.