LFW makes recurring operating grants to organizations working together to form Washington’s legal aid network. Our grantees provide legal help to people facing urgent problems and also advocate for systemic solutions to ensure fair outcomes.
FEATURED GRANTEE: Benefits Law Center: Advocating for People Who are Homeless with Disabilities
Benefits Law Center provides legal advocacy to ensure that people with disabilities who are homeless do not fall through the cracks. Over 40% of people who are homeless in our state live in King County and the rate of severe disabilities among this population is staggering. Social Security disability benefits are designed to support people in these situations. But applying for and maintaining these benefits can be difficult, especially with barriers like transportation, communication, and mental and physical health problems. Benefits Law Center lawyers help people secure the benefits they need to survive.
Who can apply: Civil legal aid organizations serving low-income people in Washington
Grant amount: 2019 grants ranged from $35,000 to $3.6 million
Deadline for applications: New Applicants: Must submit an LOI for 2020 funding, due August 15th Returning Grantees: September 15th
Funding decisions are based on LFW’s Partnership Grant Guidelines (.doc).
Questions? Contact the LFW Grants Manager by phone (206) 957-6290 or email.