The DC Bar Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to the School Justice Project! The Access to Justice (ATJ) Grant Program awards grants to nonprofit legal services organizations which provide direct civil legal services to low-income residents of DC. Twenty-four projects were awarded a total of $3,865,000; five of those were newly funded projects, including SJP.
View a pdf of the announcement here.
The DC Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1977, is the largest funder of civil legal services in the District. The Bar Foundation’s mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in the District of Columbia, and it is committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. The Foundation provides grants and training and technical assistance to local non-profit legal services organizations and awards loans to D.C. poverty lawyers to help with their educational debt.