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Illinois Bar Foundation Distributes ‘Access to Justice’ Grants to Illinois Legal Aid Nonprofits

The Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF) has announced the recipients of its “Access to Justice” grants, which will be distributed to nonprofit legal aid organizations statewide.

The 2019 Illinois Bar Foundation grant recipients are as follows:

Chicago

  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid - $10,000
  • CARPLS - $10,000
  • Center for Disability and Elder Law - $5,000
  • Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation - $5,000
  • Chicago Law and Education Foundation - $5,000
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services - $10,000
  • Community Activism Law Alliance - $5,000
  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic (now Ascend Justice) - $10,000
  • Equip for Equality - $5,000
  • The Family Defense Center (now Ascend Justice) - $7,000
  • Farmworker & Lanscaper Advocacy Project - $5,000
  • Illinois Equal Justice Foundation - $5,000
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online - $15,000
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing - $7,500
  • Legal Council for Health Justice - $5,000
  • Life Span - $5,000
  • National Immigrant Justice Center - $10,000
  • Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors, Chicago, Ill. - $5,000
  • Public Interest Law Initiative - $15,000
  • Resolution Systems Institute - $2,500
  • The Chicago Lighthouse - $2,500
  • Uptown People’s Law Center - $5,000

Outside of Chicago

  • Administer Justice, Elgin, Ill. - $5,000
  • Family Shelter Service, Wheaton, Ill. - $5,000
  • Highland Park - Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, Highland Park, Ill. - $5,000
  • Immigration Project, Normal, Ill. - $5,000
  • James B. Moran Center for Youth, Evanston, Ill. - $5,000
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, East St. Louis, Ill. - $17,500
  • Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project, St. Louis, Mis. (for services in Illinois) - $5,000
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Rockford, Ill. - $17,500
  • Pro Bono Network, Oak Park, Ill. - $5,000
  • Riverview Center, Galena, Ill. - $5,000
  • Turning Point, Woodstock, Ill. - $2,500

The IBF’s mission is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means and to assist lawyers and their families who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. In addition, the IBF administers the Illinois JusticeCorps program which provides navigational and procedural guidance inside courthouses across the State. This year, the IBF will distribute more than $930,000 in funds to promote access to justice and help support lawyers in need.

Posted on July 23, 2019 by Rhys Saunders
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