LBF Awards $8.3 Million for Civil Legal Aid

2021-22 Statewide Grants

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF), recently awarded more than $8.3 million in grants to assist women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the newly unemployed, and those facing loss of their homes with civil legal aid issues. Civil legal aid is free legal advice, representation, or other legal assistance provided to low-income and vulnerable people who cannot otherwise afford legal help.

LBF has partnered with local nonprofit, civil legal aid organizations who serve the regions poorest citizens. These funds will provide services that go to the very heart of the health, safety, and security issues many citizens experience.

Access to civil legal aid makes our community stronger by helping people avoid foreclosure, protect themselves from domestic violence, gain custody of loved ones, and safeguard economic security.

Below is a list of grants by geographical area. Some agencies serve more than one geographical region of Louisiana and/or receive a grant in more than one funding category. To view grants by funding category, go to www.raisingthebar.org

 

STATEWIDE GRANTS

Child in Need of Care $3,350,000

Innocence Project New Orleans, $50,000

Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education $24,500

NO/AIDS Task Force dba CrescentCare $22,750

The Advocacy Center $53,750

The Ella Project $12,000

General Appropriation $500,000

Grantee Board & Staff Training $4,000

Jock Scott Community Partnership Panel Grants $90,000

Kids’ Chance Scholarships $27,000

Lagniappe Law Lab $125,000

Louisiana Appleseed $150,000

Oral Histories $500

Pro Hac Vice $119,000

Speak Out for Justice! Focus On Civil Legal Aid $10,000 

Access to Justice Commission $45,000

Access to Justice Fund Grants $40,000

 

ACADIANA $1,370,854

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation $1,118,341

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Baton Rouge $41,917

Chez Hope, Inc. $60,000

Faith House, Inc. $36,000

Frontline Legal Services, Inc. $50,000

Lafayette Bar Foundation $64,596

 

BAYOU REGION $2,374,834

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation (St. Mary Parish only) $1,118,341

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Baton Rouge $41,917

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans $36,917

Chez Hope, Inc. $60,000

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes only) $1,081,659

The Haven, Inc. $36,000

 

CAPITAL AREA $1,420,227

Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center $18,000

Baton Rouge Bar Foundation       $81,651

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Baton Rouge           $41,917

Chez Hope, Inc. $60,000

Frontline Legal Services, Inc.        $50,000

Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana      $50,000

Metro Centers for Community Advocacy $37,000

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services            $1,081,659

 

CENTRAL AREA $1,459,445

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation $1,118,341

Beauregard Community Concerns $36,000

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Baton Rouge $41,917

Catholic Charities of North Louisiana $26,916

Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project, Inc $37,271

D.A.R.T. (Domestic Abuse Resistance Team) $36,000

Faith House, Inc. $36,000

Family Justice Center of Central Louisiana $37,500

Project Celebration, Inc. $35,000

The Wellspring Alliance For Families $54,500

 

GREATER NEW ORLEANS $1,535,214

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Baton Rouge $41,917

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans $36,917

Family Violence Program of St. Bernard $20,000

First Grace Community Alliance $15,000

Frontline Legal Services, Inc. $50,000

Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana $50,000

Louisiana Center for Children's Rights $40,750

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law $18,000

Metro Centers for Community Advocacy $37,000

Project SAVE, a program of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans $40,000

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services $1,081,659

The Pro Bono Project $103,971                 

 

NORTHEAST $1,299,674

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation $1,118,341

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Baton Rouge           $41,917

Catholic Charities of North Louisiana $26,916

D.A.R.T. (Domestic Abuse Resistance Team) $36,000

T.E.A.M.S. Training, Education and Mediation for Students $22,000

The Wellspring Alliance for Families $54,500                                         

 

NORTHSHORE $1,379,047

Baton Rouge Bar Foundation       $81,651

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Baton Rouge           $41,917

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans $36,917

Frontline Legal Services, Inc.        $50,000

Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana $50,000

Safe Harbor $16,000

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services $1,081,659

Southeast Spouse Abuse Program dba Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment (SAFE)          $16,000

The Pro Bono Project      $103,971

Youth Service Bureau of St. Tammany $24,500

 

NORTHWEST $1,248,268

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation $1,118,341

Catholic Charities of North Louisiana $26,916

Project Celebration, Inc. $35,000

Shreveport Bar Foundation $46,011

T.E.A.M.S. Training, Education and Mediation for Students $22,000

 

SOUTHWEST $1,253,841

Acadiana Legal Service Corporation $1,118,341

Beauregard Community Concerns $36,000

Jeff Davis Communities Against Domestic Abuse $20,000

Oasis A Safe Haven for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence $20,000

Southwest Louisiana Bar Foundation        $34,500

Southwest Louisiana Law Center $25,000

 

 

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.

 



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