The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, the largest funder of civil legal services in Ohio, has announced funding awards to three Ohio legal aid organizations totaling $417,400.

The awards, a matching grant opportunity open to legal aid organizations participating in the Foundation’s Neighborhood Stabilization Grant Program, support legal work for community economic development (CED) projects throughout the state.

Since 2017, the Foundation has disbursed $12.8 million to Ohio’s legal aids to support community-led projects that stabilize homeowners, support minority-owned businesses, and create jobs.

“This funding allows our grantees to continue CED work that is transformative for low-income Ohio communities,” said Foundation Executive Director Angie Lloyd. “As other funders step up and see the value in supporting legal aid’s CED work, the Foundation is pleased to offer matching funds to continue these efforts.”

The legal aid organizations receiving matching grants from the Foundation for community economic development are:

  • Community Legal Aid Services – $133,700
  • The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland – $133,700
  • Ohio State Legal Services Association – $150,000

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