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 2019, $423,152 (31%) of grant funding enhanced statewide initiatives.

Total Grants Awarded $1,376,351

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DEAF SMITH COUNTY DISTRICT CLERKDeaf Smith County Restore and Preserve Historical Valued Records$7,254
Catholic Charities of the Texas PanhandleExpansion of Legal Services for Low-Income & Disadvantaged Refugees & Immigrants$28,333
Family Support Services of Amarillo, Inc.Victim To Survivor - Removing Legal Barriers$20,000
Amarillo Area Bar FoundationTrial Academy$5,192
Crisis Center of West TexasLegal Support Services$5,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of the South PlainsA Voice for Every Child: Advocacy Coordinator$10,000
Reflection Ministries of Texas, Inc.Reflection Ministries Crisis Intervention for Adult Victims of Human Trafficking$50,000
CASA of West TexasTraveling for the Advocacy of Children Across Texas$7,500
Midland Teen Court Inc.Midland Teen Court - Program Support$10,000
Total Panhandle  $143,279
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Grayson County Children's Advocacy CenterForensic Interview Equipment$12,500
The Family Peace Project, Inc. Legal Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault$40,000
Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee CountiesCrisis Response Team Coordinator$16,000
East Texas Justice for Our NeighborsLegal Representation for Low income Immigrant Victims $15,000
Catholic Charities DallasPaperless Transition Project$7,500
POETIC POETIC Pipeline to Success Program for Trafficked and Exploited Girls$15,000
Housing Crisis CenterLegal Services for the Indigent$7,500
Junior League of DallasYoung Trailblazers and Scholars Program$2,500
Trinity River Mission (TRM)Social Responsibility in Girls on a Mission and PALS Programs$20,140
Dallas Legal HospiceLegal services to low-income residents with terminal illnesses or HIV-disease$5,000
Heart of CourageConsultation Legal Services$6,025
Big ThoughtJuvenile Justice Program Expansion$40,000
ACT - Advocates for Community TransformationSeed Stage Launch-Empowering South Oak Cliff Residents To Take Back Their Street$20,000
Dallas Bar Association Community Service FundEntrepreneurs in Community Lawyering Program $15,000
Innocence Project of TexasDeadline DNA: reviewing post-conviction cases before evidence gets destroyed $25,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Denton County, Inc.Advertising to Recruit CASA Volunteers$5,000
projectHandUp dba The GatehouseLegal Assistance to Survivors of Domestic Violence$15,000
Tarrant County Bar FoundationPro Bono - Case Management Software Upgrade$7,740
The Coalition for Quality End-of-Life Care, Inc.Leadership Pipeline Development$22,450
Alliance for ChildrenChild Homicide Investigation Training for Child Abuse Professionals$15,441
SafeHaven of Tarrant CountyRemoving Barriers to Justice for Low-Income Survivors of Domestic Violence$10,000
Guardianship Services, Inc.Identification and Prevention of Financial Exploitation$15,000
Tyler Hispanic Business AllianceThe Basics on Business Formation (Entrepreneurship)$20,000
Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc.Legal Services and Advocacy for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)$10,000
Total Northeast Texas  $367,796
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Center Against Sexual and Family ViolenceLegal & Immigration Advocacy for Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault$10,000
Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc.Removal Defense Unit $3,250
Center for Legal DevelopmentBorderland Teen Court Boot Camp$4,955
CASA of El Paso, Inc.Praesidium Child Safety Training$8,000
Ciudad Nueva Community OutreachEsperaza Nueva Immigration Legal Services (aka: Immigration Legal Aid Program)$10,800
EL PASO BAR ASSOCIATIONVeteran Pro Bono Assistance Outreach$3,145
Total West Texas  $40,150
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CASA of McLennan CountyDirect Service Travel$4,000
The Dog Alliance Working Dogs in the Community and Courtroom - Statewide Education$8,900
Girls Empowerment NetworkGirl Connect Referral Groups; Expansion in Metro Houston Region$10,000
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.Pre-Disaster Community Education Project$7,275
Annette Strauss Institute for Civic LifeSpeak Up! Speak Out! 3 - 5 Expansion$12,500
YMCA of AustinTexas Youth and Government Judicial Curriculum Project- Phase 2$8,000
ME3LJ CenterH.O.P.E. For Success$7,000
Texas Fair Defense ProjectIncreased Economic Security by Reducing the Impact of Criminal Justice Debt$18,000
Catholic Charities of Central Texas Access to Representation for Vulnerable Immigrants$10,000
Center for Child ProtectionChild Abuse Investigation and Prosecution Workshops by Kevin McNeil$3,703
ChildSafe Investigation and Prosecution of Pediatric Strangulation$3,600
CASA for the Highland Lakes Area5 County Mobilization $7,500
CASA of Central Texas, Inc.Collaborative Family Engagement, Advocacy for Abused-Neglected Children-Youth$8,000
Total Central  $108,478
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CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery CountyFacilitator for Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) meetings$8,750
Children at RiskHuman Trafficking Trainings for Underserved Communities$23,100
South Texas College of Law HoustonAging and Elder Abuse Initiative$5,000
Restoring JusticeNew Staff Computers$4,100
Children 4 Tomorrow Technology Advancement for High-Conflict Divorce in the Family Courts$17,300
Cherish Our Children International (COCI)No More Victims (NMV) Family Program$37,500
Aid to Victims of Domestic AbuseService by Publication/Ad Litem Training with CLE Credits $7,726
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment CorporationJuvenile justice diversion$39,000
The AllianceJumpstarting The Alliance Legal Services Center $33,000
Tahirih Justice CenterProtecting Courageous Immigrant Women and Girls Fleeing Violence in Remote Areas$12,500
Child Advocates of Fort BendStrengthening Court & Family Advocacy for Texas' Most Vulnerable Children$5,000
Hope For ThreeCrisis Intervention Training (CIT) $10,000
CASA of Galveston CountyIncrease Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Assignment$5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-HoustonCommunity Outreach and Volunteer Mobilization Project$30,020
Total Southeast Texas  $237,996
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Valley & Gulf Coast

Golden Crescent CASA CASA Volunteer Coordinator/Recruiter $25,000
Atascosa Family Crisis CenterLegal Counsel for Rural Domestic Violence Victims $10,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley FoundationEmpowering Success for Foster Youth in South Texas$20,500
Total The Valley & Gulf Coast  $55,500
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Diversity in the Profession Committee, State Bar of TexasBar Exam Preparation Scholarship$10,000
The Appellate Immigration ProjectThe Appellate Immigration Project$18,000
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the ArtsPilot statewide call in legal clinic and produce satellite educational programs$5,790
Kidsave International Weekend Miracles - Texas$30,000
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationYour Voice, Now!$45,000
Lone Star Justice AllianceSecond Look Project: A Project On Behalf Of Juveniles Sentenced To Life$10,000
Texas Access to Justice CommissionSummer Internship Program$20,000
Texas Advocacy Project, Inc.Texas Advocacy Project Access to Attorneys: Legal Solutions to Medical Problems$27,037
National Judicial CollegeTexas Judicial Education Scholarships $10,000
Conference on Crimes Against Women, Inc.14th Annual CCAW Scholarship and Growth Program$10,000
Texas Legal Services CenterCrime Victims Project$30,000
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- TexasTexas Criminal Procedure and Offender with Mental Illness: Analysis and Guide $20,000
Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project (a fiscally sponsored fund of Austin Community Foundation)Intake Specialist Program - Screening Immigrant Survivors of Sexual Assault$40,150
Texas AppleseedEducating Attorneys on the Immigration Implications of Criminal Convictions$14,675
Texas Center for the Judiciary, Inc.Annual Judicial Education Conference-Texas Bar Foundation Day$25,000
ProBAR - American Bar Association Fund for Justice and EducationProBAR$50,000
CASA of Travis CountyKeeping Kids Safe: Statewide Dissemination - Child Safety Policies and Practices$5,000
LAW FOCUSED EDUCATION, INC.Texas Civics: A Student's Guide$30,000
Social Motion Inc.Beyond the ADA Mandate: Creating a Naturally Inclusive Jobsite for the Disabled$12,500
Texas State History Museum FoundationTexas Women's Suffrage Gallery Exhibit, Symposium and Workshop$10,000
Total Statewide  $423,152
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