Current Grants

For calendar year 2024, the Lawyers Trust Fund awarded $21,052,099 in grants to 49 organizations providing civil legal aid. 

The recipient, amount, and purpose of each current-year grant are listed below.

Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago (Chicago)
To provide legal assistance to individuals with disabilities facing illegal housing discrimination or seeking reasonable accommodations to housing.
Ascend Justice (Chicago)
To help victims of domestic violence secure civil orders of protection through a court-based clinic.
Cabrini Green Legal Aid (Chicago)
For legal representation of low-income Illinoisans in sealing and expunging criminal records and in matters related to housing, family law, employment.
CARPLS Legal Aid (Chicago)
To support the legal aid hotline program serving Cook County, which provides brief legal assistance and referrals to thousands of callers and self-represented litigants at the Daley Center each year.
Center for Disability & Elder Law (Chicago)
To support legal services for low-income senior citizens and adults with permanent disabilities in Chicago and suburban Cook County. 

Chicago Advocate Legal NFP (Chicago)
To provide legal services to low-income fathers in family law, guardianship, probate, and housing matters.

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (Chicago)
To help victims of sexual assault pursue civil legal protections related to safety in rental housing, educational settings, and the workplace.
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (Chicago)
To support the Law Project, which helps homeless and at-risk youth obtain access to educational, medical care and other services.
Chicago House & Social Service Agency (Chicago)
To support a range of civil legal services for transgender and gender-nonconforming residents of Chicago. 
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights (Chicago)
For legal assistance to individuals regarding employment discrimination claims and preserving educational opportunities, as well as to non-profit organizations serving low-income Chicago neighborhoods.
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (Chicago)
To support the work of Illinois’ oldest and largest pro bono program.

Chicago Workers Collaborative (Chicago)
To support legal aid services for low-income workers.

Children’s Legal Center (Chicago)
To support legal aid services for children involved in the immigration process.

Chinese American Service League (Chicago)
For legal services to low-income Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking individuals and families.


CJE SeniorLife (Chicago)
To support the Goldberg Legal Services Program, which provides advance-care planning and legal services to senior citizens in Chicago and adjacent near-north suburbs.


DePaul University Asylum & Immigration Clinic (Chicago)
To support the Legal Resource Project for Immigration Service Providers, which offers technical and back-up assistance to community based organizations providing legal assistance to immigrants and refugees.

DuPage Legal Aid  (Wheaton)
To support legal representation in DuPage County for individuals in family law matters.
Equip for Equality (Carbondale & Springfield)
Support for staff attorneys based Alton, Belleville, Carbondale, Rockford, and Springfield who serve people with disabilities throughout Illinois.

Erie Neighborhood House (Chicago)
To provide immigration legal assistance to residents of Chicago.

Greater Chicago Legal Clinic (Chicago)
To support legal services to low-income residents of Chicago and the inner-ring suburbs.
Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (Chicago)
To support the not-for-profit entity that advocates for and distributes legal aid funding appropriated by the state legislature.
Illinois Legal Aid Online (Chicago)
To provide comprehensive Internet-based information and resources to legal aid advocates, pro bono attorneys, and members of the public seeking legal assistance.

Immigration Project (Bloomington-Normal and Champaign)
For immigration-related legal assistance to residents of Central and Southern Illinois.

Indo-American Center (Chicago)
To provide legal services to South Asian immigrants in the West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago and beyond.

James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy (Evanston)
For legal aid services focused on criminal-records relief.

Ladder Up (Chicago)
To support the Tax Clinic, which assists taxpayers regarding disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid (East St. Louis)
For legal services to low-income residents of 65 counties in Southern and Central Illinois.
Law Center for Better Housing (Chicago)
To provide advice and representation to tenants facing housing-related legal problems.
Legal Aid Chicago (Chicago)
To provide legal services to low-income residents of Chicago and suburban Cook County.
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services (Chicago)
To support the oldest legal aid program in Illinois, which has been in continuous operation since 1886.
Legal Council for Health Justice (Chicago)
To provide legal assistance to help secure health care and stability for people with HIV, individuals facing homelessness, and children with chronic illnesses.
Life Span Center for Legal Services & Advocacy (Chicago)
To provide legal assistance and representation to victims of domestic violence.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law Health Justice Project Clinic (Chicago)
To support a legal clinic using a medical-legal partnership model to provide health-related legal services to low-income residents of Maywood and other near-western suburbs of Chicago.


National Immigrant Justice Center (Chicago)
To support comprehensive legal services for immigrants.

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (Highland Park)
To support legal assistance to low-income individuals in Lake County and Northern Cook County in matters involving domestic violence, immigration, and housing.
Northern Illinois Justice for Our Neighbors (Chicago)
To provide immigration-related legal assistance through clinics in Aurora, Rockford, and Chicago.
Prairie State Legal Services (Rockford)
For legal services to low-income residents of 36 counties in Northern Illinois through a network of ten branch offices.

Public Interest Law Initiative (Chicago)
To provide support and technical assistance to judicial circuit-based pro bono coordinating committees outside of Cook County and to support 12 summer interns who placed at legal aid organizations throughout Illinois.

Raise the Floor Alliance (Chicago)
For the legal aid program of an organization serving low-wage workers.
Southern Illinois University School of Law Civil Practice Clinic (Carbondale)
To support the work of law students and faculty serving clients age 60 and older in 13 counties in Southern Illinois.

Spanish Community Center (Joliet)
To support immigration legal services in Will County as well as parts of Cook, DuPage, and Kane counties.

Syrian Community Network (Chicago)
For legal services for low-income, Arabic-speaking immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers throughout Illinois.
The Resurrection Project (Chicago)
To support the new Immigrant Justice Leadership Academy, which trains individuals to become accredited representatives who can provide immigration-related legal services. 

The Village Legal & Community Project (Chicago)
For a startup legal aid program based on Chicago’s South Side, serving individuals living in the Englewood, Woodlawn, and South Shore neighborhoods. 

Uptown People’s Law Center (Chicago)
To support the Tenants’ Rights Project, which works to ensure tenants are not unlawfully evicted.
Valley Immigrant Advocates (Ottawa)
To provide immigration-related legal services to individuals and families in Central Illinois.
Westside Justice Center (Chicago)
For legal assistance to low-income residents on the West Side of Chicago. 
World Relief Chicagoland (Wheaton & Aurora)
To provide immigration legal assistance to individuals who have been victims of domestic violence or other violent crimes.
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights (Chicago)
To advocate for the best interests of undocumented children who are held in detention in Illinois.



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