The mission of the DC Bar Foundation is to fund, support, and improve the civil legal services network of the District of Columbia. We are the leading funder of civil legal aid in the city, and we are committed to equal access to the justice system for District residents, regardless of income level. The Foundation's funding allows civil legal services organizations to provide assistance to thousands of District residents each year.
Bank of America Funds: More than $243,000 Awarded for Foreclosure Prevention and Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance
The DC Bar Foundation has awarded more than $243,000 to five DC-based legal aid organizations for four projects providing foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment legal assistance. DCBF received these funds as a result of a 2014 settlement on mortgage-related litigation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Bank of America Corporation. Read more about the grantees on the press release here.
The DC Bar Foundation (DCBF) is pleased to announce $950,000 in available funding for foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment legal assistance provided by DC-based legal aid organizations that serve low-income DC residents. There will be an information session regarding these at 9:00 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in downtown DC at a location to be determined. Please RSVP to Christina Lynch. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 8, 2016. Read the press release here.
The third annual Go Formal for Justice Gala will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015. More than 200 people attended last year's event, which helped raise nearly $65,000 for DC's legal aid providers. Guests will enjoy music, dancing, liquor tastings, a tarot card reading, and a silent auction with a wide selection of items. Learn more here, and purchase your tickets via this link. Read the latest press release here.
The DC Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for the 24th annual Jerrold Scoutt Prize. Nominations and supporting materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on November 6, 2015. Read the press release here.
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