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Illinois Bar Foundation announces recipients of over $315,000 in grants

The Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the grant-making arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), has announced the recipients of its fiscal year 2011 grants totaling $315,300 which will be awarded to 30 law-related nonprofit organizations, including: Chicago
  • Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, $10,000
  • Apna Ghar, $5,000
  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid, $10,000
  • CARPLS Legal Aid, $10,000
  • Center for Disability and Elder Law, $7,500
  • Center on Halsted, $7,500
  • Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, $5,000
  • Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, $15,000
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, $10,000
  • DePaul University College of Law Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic, $7,500
  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, $15,000
  • Equip for Equality, $15,000
  • Family Defense Center, $5,000
  • Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, $5,000
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online, $20,000
  • Lawndale Christian Legal Center, $10,000
  • Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, $15,000
  • Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services, $11,800
  • Life Span, $10,000
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, $10,000
  • Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf, $3,000
  • Public Interest Law Initiative, $20,000
  • The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired, $7,500
Elsewhere in Illinois
  • A Safe Place: Lake County Crisis Center, Zion, $5,000
  • Family Shelter Service, Wheaton, $7,500
  • Illinois Coalition for Equal Justice, Rockford, $10,500
  • Immigration Project, Inc., Bloomington, $7,500
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, East St. Louis, $15,000
  • Neighborhood Law Office, East St. Louis, $20,000
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Rockford, $15,000
The mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity.  This year, the Foundation will distribute more than $400,000 in grants to legal aid organizations across the state of Illinois, and in subsistence payments 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.  Information also is available at
Posted on May 16, 2011 by Chris Bonjean
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