The DC Bar Foundation announced the recipients of the third distribution of the Foreclosure Prevention and Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance Grants Program. A total of $939,000 was awarded to five projects.
The Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC) offers younger attorneys an opportunity to further the goal of access to justice in our community by working with the DC Bar Foundation—the leading private funder of civil legal aid for the District’s poor and underserved.
The DC Bar Foundation announced the 2017 recipients of the Access to Justice Grants Program, which awards grants to DC-based legal aid organizations that provide free legal help to low-income DC residents. A total of $4,552,000 was awarded to 33 projects throughout the District.
WASHINGTON, DC – The District of Columbia Bar Foundation (DCBF) has selected Rochanda Hiligh-Thomas as the recipient of the 2017 Jerrold Scoutt Prize. Ms. Hiligh-Thomas is the Interim Executive Director at Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE). The Scoutt Prize is awarded annually to an attorney who has worked for a significant portion of his or her career at a nonprofit organization providing direct, hands-on legal services to poor or disadvantaged persons in the District of Columbia, has demonstrated compassionate concern for his or her clients, and has exhibited a high degree of skill on their behalf.
The DC Bar Foundation is currently accepting proposals for a strategic grants consultant, who will evaluate our current grant-making process and policies and make recommendations to increase our efficiency and impact. Those interested should read the Request for Proposals and submit their proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.