History
Info for Lawyers
Info for Banks
Leadership Banks
Grantees
Board of Directors
Annual Report
Membership
Contact Info

Oregon Law Foundation – 2014 Grantees

Grant Application Packet Funding Level A & B (DOC)
Grant Application Packet Funding Level C (DOC)
Grant Policies (PDF)

The Oregon Law Foundation Board of Directors make grants once each year, in December, for payments to be made beginning in January. For 2014 the Board approved grants totaling $850,000 The following is a list of the 2014 grantees accompanied by a brief program description and amount of the grant award.


Association of Oregon Legal Services Programs - $639,000
The Association of Legal Services Programs is the primary source of civil legal assistance available to low income Oregonians. The Association of Oregon Legal Services Programs provides legal services to low income Oregonians through a coordinated statewide system centered on the needs of the client community. The Association provides services through twenty offices located throughout the state to serve Oregonians living in poverty.

St Andrew Clinic - $95,000
St. Andrew Legal Clinic (SALC) bridges the gap for people who don’t qualify for free services and those who can not afford legal representation elsewhere. SALC is a public interest law firm representing clients in family law disputes. SALC has three offices located in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties.

Hood River Valley Legalization Project - $9,000
Provides consultation on immigration and naturalization matters including application assistance, representation, education, and advocacy to families and individuals residing in the Columbia Gorge region and parts of Central Oregon

Immigration Counseling Service - $34,000
Provides representation in immigration-related legal matters to low and moderate income people in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The mission of ICS is to help families apply for reunification, assist people fleeing persecution and violence, and educate people about the citizenship process.

Multnomah Volunteer Lawyer project - $9,000
The Multnomah County Office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon has a specialized Pro Bono Unit which operates six pro bono projects serving approximately 1800 clients annually.

Northwest Workers’ Justice Project (NWJP)
Northwest Employment Education and Defense Fund (NEED Fund)
- $16,000

NWJP and NEED Fund were founded to fill an important gap in the legal services delivery network in Oregon by providing community education and legal representation to low wage, immigrant and contingent workers with respect to their employment matters.

Disability Rights Oregon - $30,000
DRO provides statewide legal services to Oregonians with disabilities who are victims of abuse or neglect or have problems obtaining health care, special education, housing, employment, public benefits and access to public and private services. Oregonians with disabilities look to DRO to protect and advocate for their rights in courts, with public agencies and with the state legislature.

Classroom Law Project - $1,000
The Classroom Law Project promotes public understanding of the law and legal process for 15,000 elementary and secondary students by incorporating the lessons and principles of democracy into the school curriculum. Their programs include:

— High School Mock Trial Competition
— Summer Institute training for teachers
— We the People program on the Constitution and Bill of Rights

Oregon State Bar Affirmative Action Program – $1,000
The Oregon State Bar Affirmative Action Program (AAP) has a recruiting and retention strategy to increase ethnic minority diversity of the Oregon State Bar. This strategy is called Opportunities for Law in Oregon (OLIO).

Youth, Rights and Justice - $1,000
YRJ provides legal services to children and families, without the means to retain counsel, through individual representation in juvenile court and school proceedings, and through class-wide advocacy in the courts, the legislature and public agencies. YRJ has the only Help-Line offering legal advice for children and teens in Oregon.

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services - $15,000
CCILS is a non profit that serves immigrants who are members of linguistic and cultural minorities. CCILS represents clients before the United States’ Citizenship and Immigration Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals and coordinates a pro bono program, which refers cases for representation before the Ninth Circuit. In addition, CCILS provides outreach to over 8000 persons through various public mediums.