Partnership Grants

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.

Congratulations to the 2020 grantees:

Benefits Law Center

Benton Franklin Legal Aid

Blue Mountain Action Council

Chelan-Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services

Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers

Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program

Columbia Legal Services

Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid

Eastside Legal Assistance Program

King County Bar Foundation

Kitsap Legal Services

LAW Advocates

Legal Counsel for Youth and Children

Northwest Immigrant Rights

Skagit Volunteer Lawyer Program

Snohomish County Legal Services

Solid Ground

Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program

TacomaProBono

TeamChild

Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services

Unemployment Law Project

Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services

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Who can apply: Civil legal aid organizations serving low-income people in Washington

Grant amount: 2020 grants ranged from $55,000 to $3.6 million

Applications for 2021 will open Summer 2020

Funding decisions are based on LFW’s Partnership Grant Guidelines (.doc).

Questions? Contact the LFW Grants Manager by phone (206) 957-6290 or email.