ISBA YLD Children’s Assistance Fund 


If you would like to make a donation to the fund, please use this Illinois Bar Foundation form and choose YLD Children's Assistance Fund in the Designation field.

Grant Guidelines

The ISBA YLD Children's Assistance Fund, in concert with the Illinois Bar Foundation, seeks to provide grants to organizations across the state related to children and law.


The ISBA YLD Children's Assistance Fund awards grants to 501(c)(3) organizations serving the State of Illinois. 

Instructions for Completing a Grant Application

CAF is by invitation only for Illinois based nonprofits.

For More Information

For more information about the ISBA YLD Children's Assistance Fund's grant guidelines and procedures, please contact Ernest Barrens at 312-920-4689 or