Texas Bar Foundation

Where the Money Goes

The Texas Bar Foundation funds projects throughout Texas that further legal services for the underserved, public education, ethics and professionalism in the legal profession, administration of justice, and victim services.  While funding touches every corner of the state, in 2016, $246,170 (24.6%) of grant funding enhanced statewide initiatives.

Total Grants Awarded $1,001,557

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Amarillo College Foundation Legal Student Internships with Community Legal Clinics $25,000
Amarillo Area Bar Foundation Trial Academy $2,000 
The Volunteer Services Council for San Angelo State Supported Living Center Guardianship Services for Individuals served by San Angelo State Supported Living Center $12,500 
Women's Protective Services of Lubbock, Inc. Regional Outreach/Community Education Project $5,000 
Total Panhandle  $44,500
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CASA of Trinity Valley, Inc. CASA Volunteer Recruitment $2,850
Northeast Texas CASA, Inc. Family Matters Visitation & Exchange Center Assistance Program $9,600
HandsOn Texarkana Skilled Parenting Program $8,173
Opening Doors International Services, Inc. Outreach Outposts $7,000
Hope's Door, Inc. Legal Representation for Domestic Violence Victims $15,000
Grayson County Children's Advocacy Center SART Team Equipment $22,000
DORS Community Services Youth Transition Center Operation Turnaround $6,000
Smith County Bar Foundation Civics in Action: Could You Pass the Test? $5,000
Texas Tenants' Union Tenant Education Program $5,000
The University of North Texas Dallas College of Law UNT Dallas College of Law Community Lawyering Centers Pilot Program $23,600
DOORS New State Headquarters Rent, Furnishings, Equipment and Finish Out $29,500
The Dallas Urban Debate Alliance Comprehensive Debate Program $10,000
The Family Place Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence $5,000
Genesis Women's Shelter and Support Legal Client Assistance Program $5,000
Big Thought Creative Solutions $10,000
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas YMCA Youth & Government Technology and Accessibility Enhancements $4,000
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Founding Supporter of the VanSickle Family Law Clinic $25,000
The Stewpot DART Community Court for Dallas County $1,024
The Senior Source Creating educational materials and access to prevention, protection, and prosecution services for low and moderate income, at-risk older adults. $5,000 
ACT - Advocates for Community Transformation Expansion of Legal Advocacy Program to Eliminate Crime & Urban Blight into South Dallas $25,000
Dallas Bar Association Community Service Fund Publication of Brochure for the Public: Representing Yourself in a Divorce $9,335
Girls Embracing Mothers, Inc. Pearl Program $4,000
The Women's Center of Tarrant County Comprehensive Legal Services for Violent Crime Victims $20,500
Tarrant County Bar Foundation Community Partners Initiative $5,000
Justice for our Neighbors North Central Texas Fort Worth Immigration Access to Justice Initiative $10,000
CASA for the Cross Timbers Area, Inc. Retention and Rewards = Quality Advocacy for Fosters $7,340
Heart of Texas Children's Advocacy Center Therapist for Child Abuse Victims and Their Protective Non-Offending Family Members $25,000
Total Northeast Texas  $304,922
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Center Against Sexual Family Violence Legal and Immigration Advocacy for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault $5,000
Total West Texas  $5,000
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Community Justice Foundation Expansion of Pro Bono Services in Bexar County and New Client Intake and Resource Center for Free Legal Services for Low-Income Residents of the San Antonio Area. $20,200
San Antonio Bar Association Membership Database and Website $11,750
YMCA of Greater San Antonio YMCA Youth & Government Program $13,220
Crosspoint, Inc. Women In Need Project $5,000
Guardian House Supervised Visitation Program $5,000
Texas State University San Marcos Discourse in Democracy $5,000
BCFS Health and Human Services Youth Averted from Delinquency $15,000
GENaustin The 180 Program Expansion in Central Texas $7,500
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Diocesan Council of Austin Predatory Loan Conversion Program $2,500
Catholic Charities of Central Texas Expanding Immigration Legal Services in the Brazos Valley $10,000
Communities for Recovery Travis County Drug Court Support $15,000
Front Steps Front Steps SOAR Program $20,000
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts Part time Staffing $10,500
SafePlace Forensic Nursing and Advocacy Program $15,000
People's Community Clinic Austin Medical-Legal Partnership $15,000
Total Central  $170,670
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CASA of Liberty/Chambers Counties Finding Family $5,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas, Inc. Finding Families $5,000
Houston/East Texas Justice for Our Neighbors Houston/East Texas Immigration Legal Services $10,000
Communities in Schools Houston, Inc. Summer Legal Internship Program $5,355
Houston Urban Debate League Middle School Camp Expansion and Teacher Training Program $29,800
Social Motion Skills Gaining Employment with Autism - Transition, Training, Taxpaying! $25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston Extended Access to Services for Immigrants $25,000
Tahirih Justice Center Access to Justice for Immigrant Children $5,000
Houston College of Law, Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics Veterans Clinic $3,800
Cathedral Health and Outreach Ministries DBA The Beacon Beacon Law $15,000
HAY Center of Harris County Protective Services Expansion of Transition Coaching Program $10,000
Houston Young Lawyers Association Video History of Houston Young Lawyers Association from 2000 to 2016 $10,000
Arrow Child & Family Ministries - Freedom Place Giving Victims the Courage to Testify Using Service Dogs $25,000
Matagorda County Women's Center Crisis Center Advocating for the Helpless $3,000 
Total Southeast Texas  $176,955
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Valley & Gulf Coast

YMCA of the Coastal Bend Youth and Government Program $1,000
CASA of Cameron and Willacy Counties, Inc. Recruitment Training Program 2015-16 $2,340
ProBAR - American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education ProBAR $50,000
Total The Valley & Gulf Coast  $53,340
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Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates 2016 National Teachers Law School  $10,000
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center 28th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference  $5,000
Texas A&M School of Law Texas Apprenticeship Network: Empowering Solo Practitioners to Help Bridge the Justice Gap  $25,000
Historic Fort Worth Historic Preservation Handbook: Laws & Incentives at the Local, State, and Federal Levels  $3,500
Texas Legal Services Center Rural Legal Clinics Pilot Project $20,000
Center for Child Protection Interviewing & Prosecuting Child Molesters: Understanding the Psychopathy and Actions of Adult Sex Offenders $3,000
Texas Center for the Judiciary, Inc. Annual Judicial Education Conference - Texas Bar Foundation Day $30,000
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Guide to Texas Open Records and Open Meetings Laws $3,500
Texas Access to Justice Commission Access to Justice Summer Internship Program $20,000
YMCA of Austin Texas Youth and Government Pro Bono Volunteerism Project $6,300
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. Guardianship Education and Outreach Program $5,370
Texas Appleseed Resources to Help Texans Reclaim Property Seized through Civil Asset Forfeiture $10,500
League of Women Voters of Texas Education Fund November 2015 Texas Constitutional Amendment Election Public Education Project $5,000
Texas Young Lawyers Association And Justice for All:  Preventing Wrongful Convictions through Education $45,000
Conference on Crimes Against Women, Inc. Crimes Against Women Conference Scholarship Program $10,000
Mental Health America of Greater Dallas The Adolescent Symposium of Texas Scholarship Program $3,000
Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc. Thurgood Marshall School of Law Innocence Project Hair Microscopy Review Project $21,000 
RAICES Legal Services: Post-Release Representation for Refugee Families $20,000 
Total Statewide  $246,170
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