Geographical Breakdown of FY12 Grants
Grants Awarded in FY12
2012- 2013 Grantees
About the Grants Program
The Illinois Bar Foundation provides funding to not-for-profit legal aid organizations around the state of Illinois. Through these annual grants, the IBF is furthering its mission to ensure meaningful access to the justice system.
During this cycle, the Illinois Bar Foundation Board of Directors reviewed 47 requests from not-for profit organizations to support their law-related programs. After a thorough evaluation process, the Board awarded grants ranging from $3,000-$15,000 to programs that fall within the following three categories:
- Enhance the availability of legal aid to those with limited means
Projects funded under this category assist Illinois residents with limited means to resolve their legal problems in the most effective way possible.
- Encourage pro-bono legal work
Projects funded under this category create new pro bono opportunities, with an emphasis on practice areas outside of family law; provide educational opportunities for pro bono attorneys; or retain and recognize the efforts of current pro bono attorneys.
- Educate Illinois residents regarding their rights and responsibilities under the law
Projects funded under this category create educational materials for legal aid clients on the legal problems they may encounter.