Ohio State Bar Foundation Announces Fall Grant Recipients

December 13, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH (December 13, 2017) — The Ohio State Bar Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded a total of $386,953 to ten unique projects across Ohio. Each project fulfills the OSBF mission of promoting the pursuit of justice and public understanding of the rule of law.

Proposals are considered by the Foundation's Trustees twice each year. The deadline for submitting grant applications for spring 2018 consideration is February 15 at 5:00 p.m. Please visit our website ww.osbf.org for additional guidelines or contact our Grants and Communications Specialist, Julia A. Wyche at jwyche@osbf.net or 614.487.4450.

$120,000 to Law and Leadership Institute (LLI) to support the second year of their 10th grade start pilot project. This program provides students with instruction and mentoring from lawyers, judges and others in the legal community with focuses on mock trail exercises, internships, ACT prep, college visits and more.

$75,000 to Catholic Charities Corporation for their “Immigration Legal Assistance for Vulnerable Populations” program. This program is designed to meet the needs of those most at risk of detention and other immigration issues in their communities to provide outreach and education.

$12,200 to Disability Rights Ohio to translate online documents and legal forms into Spanish and Somali for increased accessibility.

$48,000 to Equality Ohio Education Fund for to support their LGBTQ legal clinic.

$11,925 to Jewish Family Services of Akron to fund their volunteer guardian handbook that will include best practices and hands-on techniques for new recruits.

$8,732 to Ohio State University Foundation for the creation and distribution of a compilation Ohio’s legal history.

$26,636 to Ohio University Foundation for their Summer Law & Trial Institute, a program geared toward southeastern Ohio high school students that provides a residential experience which aims to increase understanding of the law and possible careers in the legal profession.

$36,360 to Operation Legal Help Ohio for their veterans’ outreach initiative including specialized attorney education, legal assistance, volunteer recruitment and veteran community education.

$32,000 to Legal Aid Society of Columbus, an affiliate of Ohio State Legal Services Association, for their partnership with Columbus State Community College to provide legal support and advocacy to low-income students facing legal barriers.

$16,100 to Towards Employment to increase access to Certificate of Qualifications for Employment (CQE) through stakeholder education opportunities.

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