Lake View Nonprofit Among Several Chicago Organizations to Receive Grant From Illinois Bar Foundation

Thirty-one Chicago nonprofit agencies are among 44 nonprofit legal aid organizations statewide that received grants from the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Among the Chicago organizations receiving grants are:

Chicago Loop:

CARPLS Legal Aid, $10,000

Center for Disability and Elder Law, $7,500

Center for Economic Progress, $5,000

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, $5,000

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, $10,000

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, $10,000

DePaul University’s Asylum & Immigration Clinic, $7,500

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, $10,000

Equip for Equality, $5,000

Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, $5,000

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Chicago, $7,500

Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, $5,000

Illinois Legal Aid Online, $15,000

John Marshall Law School’s Restorative Justice, $5,000

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, $7,500

Life Span, $10,000


Calumet Heights:

Family Rescue, $5,000


University Village/Little Italy:

Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired, $8,000


Little Village:

Chicago Law and Education Foundation, $11,000


Albany Park:

Chicago Irish Immigration Support, $7,500

Near North or Gold Coast:

Loyola University Chicago’s Life After Innocence, $3,000



Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, $5,000

Center on Halsted, $5,000

Equality Illinois Education Project, $5,000



Lawndale Christian Legal Center, $10,000


Old Town:

Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, $10,000



Apna Ghar, $5,000

Uptown People’s Law Center, $5,000


River West:

Cabrini Green Legal Aid, $10,000


River North:

Public Interest Law Initiative, $15,000


Printer’s Row:

The Family Defense 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 in Lawyers Care Fund support 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.


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