Grants Program

2017 Grant Recipients

The Board of Trustees authorized grants totaling $35,000 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 2017.

Christian Legal Aid                                                                  

To continue to expand the legal aid provided to members of the community up to 250% of the Federal Poverty Guideline to meet the ever-growing need in Allegheny County.

Focus on Renewal

To continue to provide low-income individuals and families with legal assistance for non-criminal matters and with legal documents, such as wills, power of attorney, and health care directives.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh

To train 15-20 pro bono attorneys to assist clients with citizenship and naturalization applications in community workshops, thereby increasing capacity to assist 30-40 additional clients with applications for citizenship.

Neighborhood Legal Services Association

To educate and assist low-income individuals who are experiencing financial difficulties and facing bankruptcy about income contingent student loan repayment plans and to educate low-income students and their parents about the debt weight of student loans.

North Hills Community Outreach

To help low-income and elderly individuals access the legal resources they need, including arranging one-on-one legal consultations with attorneys through the Ask the Attorney Program.

Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh          

To support the Civil Legal Project which provides representation and advice on civil legal matters in divorce cases involving intimate partner violence.