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Illinois Bar Foundation announces recipients of $330,000 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 2012 grants totaling $330,000 which will be awarded to 36 law-related nonprofit organizations, including:

Serving Chicago & Cook County

  • 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 Law and Education Foundation, $10,000
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, $10,000
  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, $15,000
  • Family Rescue, $7,500
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Chicago, $10,000
  • Lawndale Christian Legal Center, $15,000
  • Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, $10,000
  • Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, $10,000
  • Life Span, $10,000

Serving Areas Outside of Cook County

  • A Safe Place: Lake County Crisis Center, Located in Zion, $6,000
  • Alternatives for Older Adults, Located in Moline, $10,000
  • Immigration Project, Located in Bloomington, $7,500
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Located in East St. Louis, $15,000
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Located in Rockford, $15,000
  • Riverview Center, Located in Galena, $5,000
  • Sojourn Shelter & Services, Inc, Located in Springfield, $5,000
  • The Parent Place, Located in Springfield, $10,000
  • Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, Located in Belleville, $7,000

Serving Statewide

  • Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, $10,000
  • Apna Ghar, $7,500
  • Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, $15,000
  • DePaul University College of Law Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic, $7,500
  • Equality Illinois Education Project, $5,000
  • Equip for Equality, $13,000
  • Family Defense Center, $5,000
  • Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, $5,000
  • Illinois Coalition for Equal Justice, $3,000
  • Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, $5,000
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online, $15,000
  • Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf, $3,000
  • Public Interest Law Initiative, $15,000
  • The Chicago Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired, $8,000

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 $425,000 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 April 30, 2012 by Chris Bonjean
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