The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, the largest funder of civil legal services in Ohio, has announced funding awards totaling $3.35 million.

“This funding allows our grantees to continue and expand both community economic development and legal services work that is transformative for low-income Ohioans and their communities,” said Foundation Executive Director Angie Lloyd.

Neighborhood Stabilization Grant Program

The Foundation has approved up to $1.55 million to support legal work for community economic development (CED) projects throughout the state.

Legal aids participating in the Foundation’s Neighborhood Stabilization Grant Program were awarded general grant awards totaling $750,000. Each was also approved to receive $160,000 in matching funds if they secure additional CED funding to support their Neighborhood Stabilization project.

The legal aid organizations receiving general grant funds, and which are also eligible for matching grants, are:

  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality – $262,500
  • Community Legal Aid Services – $127,500
  • Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati – $124,000
  • Ohio State Legal Services Association – $131,000
  • The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland – $105,000

Additional grants awarded to civil legal service nonprofits include:

A grant to provide legal services to agricultural workers and immigrants throughout Ohio.

  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality – $700,000

A grant to support the operation and continuous improvement of the Ohio Legal Help website, which served more than 740,000 Ohioans by providing legal information and referrals in 2022.

  • Ohio Legal Help – $750,000

A grant to provide general operating funding for the Ohio Poverty Law Center, which educates decision-makers and advances policies that benefit low-income Ohioans.

  • Ohio State Legal Services Association – $350,000

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