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    Your support allows us to provide critical resources to DC’s legal aid network, making access to representation a reality for residents unable to otherwise afford it. Help us continue to invest in justice.

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    A lawyer makes a difference in life’s most critical moments. We invest in DC’s legal aid organizations and their attorneys who ensure that DC’s poorest residents have access to quality legal representation.

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    Go Casual for Justice kicks off October 24, 2016. Rally your coworkers and register today!

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THE DC BAR FOUNDATION

We are committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. Our mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of low-income District residents through grants to civil legal aid providers, training and technical assistance for legal aid organizations and their attorneys, and loan repayment assistance for legal aid attorneys.

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  • DCBF to Participate in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (Designation Code: 87057)

    The DC Bar Foundation will proudly participate in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which is scheduled to run from September 1st to December 15th. The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign of the federal government. Its mission is to promote and support philanthropy among federal employees and give them the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

  • DC Bar Foundation Awards $950,000 to Prevent Foreclosures and Redevelop Communities

    WASHINGTON, DC — The DC Bar Foundation (DCBF) awarded $950,000 in grants to five two-year projects focused on foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment. Lawyers funded by these grants will provide free civil legal assistance to DC residents living in poverty and who are facing situations including foreclosures, wrongful evictions, poor housing conditions, and expiring housing subsidies.

  • DC Bar Foundation Awards $900,000 in Grants to Expand Access to Justice

    WASHINGTON, DC — Between July 2016 and December 2017, the DC Bar Foundation (DCBF) will award $900,000 to 22 organizations that provide direct civil legal assistance to underserved and low-income DC residents. These grants are funded by private donations to DCBF and by the DC Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program, which DCBF administers. The organizations receiving grants provide legal help in many areas of civil law, including housing, employment, domestic violence, immigration, education, health, and disability rights.

  • More than $4.5 Million Awarded to DC Civil Legal Aid Organizations

    The DC Bar Foundation announced the 2016 recipients of the Access to Justice Grants Program (public grants), which awards grants to DC-based legal aid organizations that provide free legal help to low-income DC residents. A total of $4,544,000 was awarded to 33 projects, of which eight are new.

  • Now Accepting Applications for Foreclosure Prevention and Community Redevelopment Projects

    [District of Columbia, March 7, 2016] – The DC Bar Foundation (DCBF) is now accepting applications from DC-based legal aid organizations for foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment legal assistance projects. The application is hosted on DCBF’s new online grants management system and due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 8, 2016.

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