2022 Fall Grantees

This Fall Grants Cycle, the OSBF has awarded $644,685 to Ohio nonprofit organizations.

Each funded project supports the OSBF’s mission of promoting the pursuit of justice and public understanding of the rule of law.



$15,000 to Adopt a Class for their Careers in Law and Legal Services and Life Skills Mentorship project, which will offer opportunities for students to learn about college and care pathways while developing essential employability skills that can help lift them out of poverty. Counties Served: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton & Warren.

$2,400 to the Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence to develop their You Have the Right to be Safe Booklet, which will educate users on domestic violence, safety planning, and victim's rights. Counties Served: Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble & Shelby.


$6,325 to the Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio for their Know Your Rights project, which will provide critical legal and civic education to immigrant populations, especially those with limited English language proficiency. Counties Served: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton & Warren.



$9,875 to the Children's Advocacy Center of Guernsey County to support the expansion of services to underserved children in need, which will provide direct legal services to victims including case management, victim advocacy, and case reviews. Counties Served: Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson & Monroe.


$19,400 to the Children's Law Center to support its Vital Legal Education and Outreach for Ohio's Youth project, which will provide community education on laws and legal systems impacting youth and best practices for safety, health, and well-being. Counties Served: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton & Warren.


$133,310 to the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court for the Parenting After Violence Program Curriculum Development project, which will formulate new court techniques designed to end the cycle of domestic violence and teach skills for positive and healthy parenting. Counties Served: Cuyahoga.


$50,000 to unBail for its Randomized Control Trial project, which will support the creation of a free mobile app designed to increase engagement with the justice system by providing defendants with access to their case information and resources. Counties Served: Cuyahoga.


$25,000 to the Health Policy Institute of Ohio for the Connections Between Criminal Justice and Health: Child and Family Health and Well-Being project, which will create a policy brief designed to interrupt generational cycles of trauma, prevent future criminal justice involvement, and improve family well-being. Serving all 88 counties.

$25,000 to the Health Policy Institute of Ohio for the Structural Drivers of Violent Crime project, which will provide policy recommendations to reduce deaths by homicide, protect communities, and improve health. Serving all 88 counties.


$140,875 to the Law and Leadership Institute for the Diversity in Leadership Fellowship project, which prepares youth from underserved communities to compete at high academic levels fostering leadership skills, increasing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education. Counties Served: Franklin.



$50,000 to Make-A-Day Foundation for the Expansion of Pop-Up & Mobile Outreach project which provides a range of services, which support health, mental health, and legal and criminal justice needs to the chronically homeless and economically marginalized populations of central Ohio. Counties Served: Franklin.


$50,000 to Slavic Village Development for the Eviction Prevention Pilot Project, which seeks to reverse the high rate of eviction in the Slavic Village Community through tenants rights education and proactive legal services. Counties Served: Cuyahoga.


$50,000 to Summer Work Experience in Law to support its 2023 programming, which provides paid internships to high school and college students, as well as education around career and law-school preparedness. This project focuses on increasing diversity and representation in the legal profession. Counties Served: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton & Warren.


$15,000 to Talbert House for the Victims Services project, which will support outreach initiatives to victims of violent crime to provide advocacy, assistance, and court support. Counties Served: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton & Warren.

$10,000 to The International Welcome Center for the Pursuit of Happiness for its Educational Sessions on Navigating the Path to Citizenship project, which will provide legal education to refugees and immigrants. Counties Served: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton & Warren.

$22,500 to University of Mount Union for its Spectrum Education Center for the Courage 2 Communicate project, which will increase the public's understanding of Ohio's Communication Disability Law designed to create safe and positive interactions between people with communication disabilities and law enforcement. Counties Served: Carroll, Stark & Tuscarawas.


$20,000 to Women Helping Women for the Increasing Awareness and Access to Legal Advocacy Services for Survivors project, which will support marketing initiatives to connect survivors of domestic violence with support resources. Counties Served: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton & Warren.