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Illinois Bar Foundation announces $185,000 in grants

The Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the ISBA, approved 23 grants totaling $185,000 which will be distributed to nonprofit legal aid organizations statewide.

Illinois Bar Foundation grant recipients for FY15 are:

Outside of Chicago

  • Administer Justice, Elgin - $5,000
  • Catholic Urban Program’s Neighborhood Law Office, East St. Louis - $10,000
  • Farmworkers and Landscaper Advocacy Project - $5,000
  • Illinois Equal Justice Foundation- $5,000
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online- $15,000
  • Immigration Project, Bloomington - $5,000
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, East St. Louis - $15,000
  • The Parent Place, Springfield - $5,000
  • Public Interest Law Initiative- $15,000
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Rockford - $15,000
  • Pro Bono Network, Oak Park - $5,000


  • 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 Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired- $5,000
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services- $10,000
  • Domestic Violence Legal Clinic- $10,000
  • Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center- $7,500
  • Lawndale Christian Legal Center- $5,000
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing- $7,500
  • Uptown People’s Law Center- $5,000

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 to support 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.

Posted on June 1, 2015 by Chris Bonjean