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CHICAGO, IL – Twenty-one Chicago nonprofit agencies are among 30 law-related nonprofit organizations statewide that have been awarded grants from the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

Among the Chicago organizations receiving grants are the following:

Cabrini Green Legal Aid – $10,000
CARPLS – $10,000
Center for Disability and Elder Law – $10,000
Center for Law and Social Work – $3,000
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation – $5,000
Chicago Law and Education Foundation – $5,000
Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired – $7,000
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services – $12,500
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic – $10,000
Equality Illinois Education Project – $7,500
Equip for Equality – $7,500
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center – $7,500
Illinois Equal Justice Foundation – $5,000
Illinois Legal Aid Online – $15,000
Lawndale Christian Legal Center – $7,500
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing – $10,000
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services – $7,000
Life Span – $5,000
Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf – $3,000
Public Interest Law Initiative – $15,000
Uptown People’s Law Center – $5,000
The mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. This year, the Foundation will distribute close to $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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