Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) awarded more than $6.7 million in grants statewide to non-profit organizations that provide free legal aid to women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the newly unemployed, those facing loss of their homes and those in need of guidance to secure food stamps.

CENTRAL AREA $1,366,585-

These organizations provide legal services in the Central Louisiana Area--

*Acadiana Legal Services Corporation $1,061,563

*Beauregard Community Concerns, Inc. $38,237

*Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge $22,500

+Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project $34,500

*Catholic Charities of North Louisiana $38,500

*D.A.R.T. of Lincoln $35,030

*Faith House, Inc. $29,081

Faith House, Inc./Family Justice Center of Central Louisiana $15,174

*Project Celebration $40,000

*The Wellspring Alliance for Families $52,000

STATEWIDE $3,102,000

These organizations provide services statewide which include Central Louisiana--

Access to Justice Commission $35,000

Access to Justice Fund $50,000

CINC Grants $1,990,000

Ella Project $11,000

Grantee Board Training $10,000

+Innocence Project New Orleans $145,000

Jock Scott Community Partnership Panel Grants $135,000

Kids’ Chance Scholarships $59,000

Legal Education Projects $5,000

Louisiana Appleseed $125,000

Louisiana Bar Foundation Child Welfare Fellowships $120,000

LouisianaChildren.Org $10,000

Louisiana Center for Law & Civic Education $48,000

Louisiana Civil Justice Center $150,000

Louisiana Library Association $7,200

Louisiana State Bar Association - Diversity Committee $6,250

Louisiana State Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division $10,000

ProBono/Law Helps Website $12,650

Pro Hac Vice $125,400

+The Advocacy Center $47,500 

For more information on these organizations visit http://raisingthebar.org/what-we-do/list-of-grantees

* denotes an agency that serves more than one geographical region of Louisiana

+ denotes an agency that received a grant in more than one funding category