MBF Awards $2.5 Million to Legal Aid Programs

August 21, 2019

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation (MBF) recently awarded $2.5 million to 91 programs conducted by 58 different nonprofit organizations through its annual IOLTA grants program.

“The MBF grant recipients are working hard every day to make justice a reality for thousands of vulnerable and marginalized individuals and families across the state,” said President Harvey Weiner of Boston’s Peabody & Arnold. “We couldn’t be more proud to support their important efforts.”

MBF IOLTA grants support projects that either offer civil legal services to people who could not afford them, or improve the administration of justice in the Commonwealth. Grants providing direct legal services include support to domestic violence programs, special education advocacy, humanitarian immigration assistance, and homelessness prevention. Grants to improve the administration of justice support efforts such as court-connected mediation and lawyer of the day programs.

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation is one of three charitable entities in Massachusetts that distributes funds from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts Program. The MBF also relies heavily on the donations it receives from its various giving initiatives, including the MBF Society of Fellows and the MBF Law Firm & Corporate Partnership Program.

Click here to view a complete listing of the 2019/2020 IOLTA grant recipients.