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 2017, $388,162 (38.61%) of grant funding enhanced statewide initiatives.

Total Grants Awarded $1,005,364

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Lubbock County Specialty Courts Foundation One year's worth of food coupons and transportation passes for clients who enter the specialty court program $3,000
Midland Teen Court Inc. Operating $10,000 
Women's Protective Services of Lubbock, Inc. Regional Outreach/Community Education Project $15,000 
Total Panhandle  $28,000
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ACT - Advocates for Community Transformation. Legal Advocacy Program to Eliminate Crime in South Dallas - Year 2 Target Area Case Work $12,500
Alliance for Children Child Abuse Prevention Program $12,000
American Gateways Project for Immigrant Crime Victims of the Waco area $30,000
CASA for Kids of East Texas, Inc. Traveling to Children to Improve Advocacy $5,000
CASA for the Cross Timbers Area, Inc. Training for Quality Advocacy $2,500
CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties Diligent Recruitment & Training Project $5,000
CASA of the Pines Enhancing Advocate Understanding of the Family Code/Legal System/Court Procedure to Create Better Outcomes for Children $7,000
Community Partners Dallas A Forever Home for the Rainbow Room $15,000
Dallas Urban Debate Alliance Summer Institute $15,000
Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc. Legal Empowerment and Advocacy Program (LEAP) $6,000
Hope's Door, Inc. Legal Representation for Domestic Violence Victims $15,000
Justice for our Neighbors North Central Texas Dallas-Fort Worth Immigrant Justice Expansion $7,500
Opening Doors International Services, Inc. Community Road Warrior Project $23,461
Tarrant County DRO Community Supervision Unit Video Monitors in IV-D Court Waiting Rooms $4,278
The Family Place Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence $5,000
The Senior Source Financial Frauds & Scams: The Crime of the 21st Century Public Education Forums for Dallas County $6,000
The Women's Center of Tarrant County Expansion of Play it Safe! Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program $10,000
Total Northeast Texas  $181,239
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Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach Immigration Legal Aid Program $10,000
Total West Texas  $10,000
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Austin Bar Association Volunteer Attorney Training Program: Self-Represented Litigant Project $10,000
Austin Classical Guitar Identity-building through For-credit Guitar Classes in the Juvenile Justice System $10,500
Austin Dog Alliance Therapy Dogs in the Courtroom $8,325
Bexar County Women's Bar Foundation LEAD Academy $7,500
Capital Area Private Defender Services Client Assistance Services $5,000
CASA of Central Texas, Inc. Permanency Outcomes in Child Welfare Cases (PMC Project) $5,000
CASA of Williamson County Texas Program Expansion $15,000
Catholic Charities of Central Texas Expansion of Naturalization Services in Central Texas $10,000
Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) Be the Difference for the Child $5,000
ChildSafe Multidisciplinary Enhancement Program (MEP) $5,000
Crisis Center of Comal County Develop a Court Advocacy and Crisis Response Program to Connect with the Domestic Violence High Risk Team Community Coordination Team Recently Establish by the District Attorney $15,000
Family Eldercare Enhanced Guardianship Services for Financially Exploited Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities Using Pro Bono Attorneys Supported by a Paralegal. $10,000
Girls Empowerment Network The 180 Program Saturday Leadership Summits $7,100
Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center Rural Legal Advocacy Project $7,500
LifeWorks Open Table: An Evidence Based Model to Assist Foster Youth Transition to Adulthood $33,000
SafePlace Enhancing Legal and Judicial Protection of Abuse Survivors' privacy rights $10,000
Total Central  $163,925
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CASA of Galveston County Volunteer Recruitment and Training $7,500
CASA of Liberty/Chambers Counties Expand Recruitment Base $15,200
Child Advocates of Fort Bend Multidisciplinary Team Enhancement Program (MEP) $5,000
Children 4 Tomorrow Restoring Families $15,000
Fort Bend Lawyers Care Expanding Support for Pro Se Litigants $10,000
Harris County Law Library Hands-On Legal Tech Training $23,000
HAY Center Foundation Overcoming Legal Challenges Faced by Current and Former Foster Care Youth to Gain Stability and Self-Sufficiency $10,000
Hope For Three CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) $5,000
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc. Pro Se Booth Expansion $30,000
Human Rights First Increasing Legal Representation for Asylum Seekers in the Houston Area $10,000
Justice for Our Neighbors Houston Increasing Legal Representation for Victims of Gender-Based Violence $15,000
Love with Lagniappe Supervised Visitation Program $17,000
Memorial Assistance Ministries MAM Immigration Legal Services Program $5,000
Social Motion Inc. Tech Tools: Using Technology to overcome social, legal, and employment challenges for those with autism and similar disabilities $25,000
South Texas College of Law Houston Electronic Outreach Equipment for Legal Clinics $5,922 
Total Southeast Texas  $198,622
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Valley & Gulf Coast

Brush Country CASA Brush Country CASA $5,000
CASA of Cameron and Willacy Counties, Inc. Community Outreach Program $4,900
CASA of the Coastal Bend Texas CASA Conference: Better Serving Children in Foster Care $7,500
Corpus Christi Bar Association Corpus Christi Senior Citizen Free Legal Services Clinic $3,016
Hope Child Advocacy Center Prevention and Education Programs for the Victims, Parents, and Community $10,000
YMCA of the Coastal Bend Youth and Government Program $5,000
Total The Valley & Gulf Coast  $35,416
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Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc. Demystifying the Law: Legal Resources for Children's Advocacy Centers in Texas  $25,000
Conference on Crimes Against Women, Inc. 12th Annual CCAW Scholarship and Growth Program  $10,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness Educating the Blind and Vision-Impaired Community  $5,000
Innocence Project of Texas Review of Wrongful Convictions Based on Invalid Science  $30,000
Metroplex Military Charitable Trust Metroplex Veterans Legal Services $12,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline A Vital Link to Legal Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors in Texas $10,000
ProBAR - American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education ProBAR $50,000
St. Edward's University Local and National Mock Trial Competitions $6,662
Texas Access to Justice Commission Access to Justice Summer Internship Program $20,000
Texas Advocacy Project, Inc. Advanced Website and Portal Access Project $37,500
Texas Appleseed Consumer Empowerment Videos Related to Third Party Debt Collection $7,000
Texas Center for the Judiciary, Inc. Annual Judicial Conference - Texas Bar Foundation Day $30,000
Texas Fair Defense Project Supporting Success on Probation $7,500
Texas Legal Services Center First Amendment Protection and Support Project $9,500
Texas Network of Youth Services My Voice Matters: Increasing Youth Engagement in Texas' Child Welfare Court System $6,000
Texas State Law Library Texas Historical Statutes Digitization Project $30,000
Texas Young Lawyers Association Teach Safe. Learn Safe. Be Safe. $40,000
Texas Young Lawyers Association I Was the First. You Can Be a Lawyer Too! $42,000 
YMCA of Austin Texas Youth and Government Judicial Curriculum Project $10,000 
Total Statewide  $388,162
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Annual Report

Read our story!  Each year, the Texas Bar Foundation publishes an Annual Report to share the success of the past year.

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