LFW makes recurring operating grants to 23 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: Seattle Community Law Center: Advocating for People Who are Homeless with Disabilities
Seattle Community 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. Seattle Community Law Center lawyers help people secure the benefits they need to survive.
Who can apply: Nonprofit organizations serving the civil legal needs of low-income people in Washington
Grant amount: 2016 grants ranged from $27,000 to $3.3 million
Deadline for applications: September 15th
Questions? Contact the LFW Grants Coordinator by phone (206) 957-6290 or email.