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 2019.

Christian Legal Aid

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

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

Jewish Family & Children’s Services

To provide comprehensive training on Ethic issues for attorneys who are representing immigrants in removal proceedings with a focus on unaccompanied minors.


To support a pro bono initiative involving three new Pro Bono partnerships
K&L Gates - to expunge juvenile court records.
PNC’s Legal Department - to handle guardianship, trust & estate matters
To be established to address credit issues

Neighborhood Legal Services

To address the critical and ongoing needs of low-income homeless and near homeless individuals by providing critical legal services and essential connections to social services to alleviate housing instability and prevent evictions.

North Hills Community Outreach

To coordinate and administer the participation of low-income individuals in the Ask the Attorney program.

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Operation Safety Net

To provide free legal assistant to community’s homeless population.

Women’s Center & Shelter

To provide civil legal representation to victims of intimate partner violence that will help victims obtain safety, autonomy, and restoration from the justice system.

Grant Recipients please complete ACBF Final Grant Report by January 31st. The report can be found here.