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 2018, $394,871 (30%) of grant funding enhanced statewide initiatives.

Total Grants Awarded $1,311,079

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*Includes Harvey Fund in total.


Amarillo Area Bar Foundation Trial Academy $5,500
Amarillo Area CASA, Inc. Residential Treatment Visitation $5,000 
CASA of Hood/Somervell Counties Volunteer Advocate Recruitment/Training Project $8,500 
John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Foundation Hosting Texas Supreme Court for a Court Day at University of Texas of the Permian Basin $15,000
Women's Protective Services of Lubbock, Inc. Batterer Intervention and Prevention Facilitators $20,000
CASA of West Texas Training for Quality Advocates $10,000
Midland Teen Court Inc. Operating $15,000
Total Panhandle  $79,000
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For the Sake of One Enhancing Support and Resources for Families in the Foster Care System $5,000
Shelby County Children's Advocacy Center The SANE "Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner" Project $2,083
CASA for Kids of East Texas, Inc. Travel for Child Advocacy and Volunteer Recruitment $5,000
Southern Methodist University SMU Legal Clinics Disaster Assistance Project $9,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Bigs in Blue $10,000
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center Partners Education Program $10,000
Genesis Women's Shelter and Support Client Legal Assistance Program $7,500
Girls Embracing Mothers, Inc. Pearl Program $10,000
Heart of Courage Advocacy, Education and Community Prevention Project $3,000
Mental Health America of Greater Dallas 85th Legislative Update $5,000
Mosaic Family Services, Inc. Pro Bono Outreach Project for Trafficking $13,680
POETIC Trauma Therapy Continuum for Juvenile Justice Involved Girls Victimized by Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation $10,000
The Family Place Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence $5,000
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Youth and Government Program Scholarships $10,000
Alliance for Children Child Abuse Prevention Education in Tarrant County $7,000
CASA of Tarrant County Inc. Strengthening the Administration of Justice through Permanency for Foster Children $10,000
SafeHaven of Tarrant County Foundations for the Future: Investing in legal library, translation, and continued learning $3,000
The Coalition for Quality End-of-Life Care, Inc. Advance Care Planning Scholarship Fund for volunteers and health care workers for "At Risk" Population $10,000
The Women's Center of Tarrant County Legal Services for Violent Crime Victims $10,399
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Denton County, Inc. Expanded Advocacy for Youth Aging Out of the Foster System $6,000
Total Northeast Texas  $151,662
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Center Against Sexual Family Violence Legal and Immigration Advocacy for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault $10,000
University of Texas at El Paso Community Legal Internships for Law School Students $20,000
Total West Texas  $30,000
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Aware Central Texas Bell County Relief House $10,000
Family Abuse Center Emergency Transportation for Rural Clients $3,000
American Gateways Project to Support Immigrant Youth $15,000
Greater Waco Legal Services Expansion of Affordable Immigration Legal Services for the Greater Waco Area $45,000
Austin Region Justice for our Neighbors Removal Defense & Emergency Preparedness $10,000
ME3LJ Center H.O.P.E. Program $7,000
Girls Empowerment Network The 180 Program Expansion into Houston $10,000
Ann Richards School Foundation ARS Youth & Government High School Club $6,000
Catholic Charities of Central Texas Immigration Case Management E-Conversion Project $10,000
Family Eldercare Guardianship Legal Services for Indigent Wards $12,500
Generation Citizen Growing Young Civic Leaders in Central Texas $15,000
People's Community Clinic Prenatal Legal Checkup $20,000
Proyecto Santiago Norman School Community Legal Forums and Outreach $7,200
RAICES Access to Justice for Unaccompanied Children in the Austin area $20,000
The SAFE Alliance Pro Bono Legal Assistance for Child and Adult Victims of Commercial and Sexual Exploitation $7,500
Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Legal Advice Clinic Handbook 2.0 $8,500
ChildSafe Care Coordination Team for Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth $6,770
Community Justice Foundation Necessary Infrastructure Improvements to Continue and Expand the Provision of Pro Bono Legal Services at Legal Clinics $20,800
San Antonio Bar Foundation Project RISE: Rebranding, Innovation, Success & Experience $7,000
San Antonio Bar Foundation Disaster Response Legal Clinic - Portland, TX $2,511
Community Justice Foundation Disaster Response Legal Clinic in Victoria, Texas $2,475
CASA of Central Texas, Inc. Permanency Outcomes in Child Welfare Cases (Continuing PMC Project) $5,000
Total Central  $251,256
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Jefferson County Bar Association Foundation Lawyers Helping Lawyers Post Harvey $100,000
CASA of Southeast Texas, Inc. Public Awareness Campaign to Promote Volunteerism $6,000
CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Mobilization of Program Staff $12,000
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Expanded Legal Services for Victims of Domestic Violence Programs $5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston Protect Immigrant Rights through "Know Your Rights" Workshop and Legal Services $28,080
Child Advocates, Inc. Court Services Program $11,000
Communities in Schools Houston, Inc. Summer Legal Internship Program $6,000
Houston Urban Debate League HISD Debate post-Harvey recovery project $10,500
Human Rights First Increasing Legal Representation for Asylum Seekers in the Houston Area $5,000
Memorial Assistance Ministries MAM Immigration Legal Services Program $5,000
Mental Health America of Greater Houston, Inc. Justice-involved Veterans' Behavioral Health $7,500
PACE Youth Programs, Inc. Life Skills and Legal Training - Youth of the Incarcerated $44,856
Texas One Voice: A Collaborative for Health and Human Services Delivering on the Law's Promise of Protection: Developing Court & Law Enforcement Protocols to Keep Domestic Violence Victims Safe $15,000
The Beacon Young Adult Homeless Outreach Project $25,000 
Lone Star Legal Aid Hurricane Harvey Disaster Legal Services for East Texas $76,854
Child Advocates of Fort Bend Multidisciplinary Team Enhancement Program $8,000
CASA of Galveston County Recruit and Train additional volunteer advocates for appointment by family judges to serve as guardians ad litem for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. $7,500
Total Southeast Texas  $373,290
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Valley & Gulf Coast

Golden Crescent CASA A Volunteer for Every Child in Need $10,000
Advocacy Alliance Center of Texas Educational Intervention Voter Initiative $21,000
Total The Valley & Gulf Coast  $31,000
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CASA of Travis County Keeping Kids Safe: Organizational Abuse Prevention Training for CASA Programs in Texas  $15,000
Center for Child Protection CSEC 101: From Learning to Impact  $9,700
Children at Risk Curbing the rise of illicit massage industry and sex trafficking: The IMB Eradication Toolkit  $25,600
Conference on Crimes Against Women, Inc. 13th Annual CCAW Scholarship and Growth Program  $10,000
Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc. Educating the Public on the Rights and Responsibilities for Service Animals $30,000
Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates Teachers Law School $10,000
Hope For Three Crisis Intervention Training $10,000
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Removal of Barriers to Employment Project $15,000
Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project Remote Immigration Legal Assistance for Survivors of Abuse $25,000
National Judicial College Educating New Texas Judges; A Matching Scholarship Program $12,000
ProBAR - American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education ProBAR $50,000
Social Motion Inc. Tele-skills: Video Conference social skills training to reduce the intersection rate of those with autism and similar social cognitive impairments with the criminal justice system. $25,000
Texans Care for Children Promoting child safety and stability by improving parental access to substance use treatment and implementation of child welfare policies $10,571
Texas A&M School of Law Texas Apprenticeship Network for Law School Graduates in Texas $25,000
Texas Access to Justice Commission Access to Justice Internship Program $20,000
Texas Advocacy Project, Inc. Advanced Portal Access Project $20,000
Texas Appleseed Texas' School-to-Prison Pipeline: An Introduction for Youth $10,000
Texas Center for the Judiciary, Inc. Annual Judicial Education Conference - Texas Bar Foundation Day $30,000 
Texas Young Lawyers Association Proud to Be an American $42,000 
Total Statewide  $394,871
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