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Illinois Bar Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

Thirty-six law-related organizations are recipients of fiscal year 2012 grants totaling $330,000

Chicago, IL, May 05, 2012 --( The Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), has announced the recipients of its fiscal year 2012 grants totaling $330,000, which will be awarded to 36 law-related nonprofit organizations, including:

Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, $10,000
Apna Ghar, $7,500
Cabrini Green Legal Aid, $10,000
CARPLS Legal Aid, $10,000
Center for Disability and Elder Law, $7,500
Center on Halsted, $7,500
Chicago Law and Education Foundation, $10,000
Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, $15,000
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, $10,000
DePaul University College of Law Asylum & Immigration Law Clinic, $7,500
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, $15,000
Equality Illinois Education Project, $5,000
Equip for Equality, $13,000
Family Defense Center, $5,000
Family Rescue, $7,500
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Chicago, $10,000
Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, $5,000
Illinois Legal Aid Online, $15,000
Lawndale Christian Legal Center, $15,000
Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, $10,000
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, $10,000
Life Span, $10,000
Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf, $3,000
Public Interest Law Initiative, $15,000
The Chicago Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired, $8,000

Elsewhere in Illinois:
A Safe Place: Lake County Crisis Center, Zion, $6,000
Alternatives for Older Adults, Moline, $10,000
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Springfield, $5,000
Illinois Coalition for Equal Justice, Rockford, $3,000
Immigration Project, Bloomington, $7,500
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, East St. Louis, $15,000
Prairie State Legal Services, Rockford, $15,000
Riverview Center, Galena, $5,000
Sojourn Shelter & Services, Inc, Springfield, $5,000
The Parent Place, Springfield, $10,000
Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, Belleville, $7,000

The mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. This year, the Foundation will distribute more than $425,000 in grants to legal aid organizations across the state of Illinois, and in Lawyers Care Fund support to attorneys and their families in need.

The Illinois Bar Foundation is located at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Chicago, IL 60603, and the phone number is (312) 726-6072. Information also is available at
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