Partnership Grants

LFW is committed to civil justice for all.

Our Partnership Grants provide recurring general operating funds to civil justice programs across Washington. We partner with organizations providing direct civil legal aid, including volunteer attorney programs, and specialized nonprofits focused on impact litigation, policy reform, and systemic advocacy.

These long-term grants ensure the stability of civil legal aid in Washington and build an aligned movement toward equity and lasting change. LFW takes into account current programming and organizational needs as well as long-term strategy to further the goals of the State Plan and Alliance for Equal Justice. The funding for these grants is tied to LFW’s limited resources, including state-funding, and considers previous awards, other funding sources, Alliance goals, statewide legal aid coverage, and the impact of decisions on all programs.

Partnership Grants are awarded on a two-year cycle to provide increased stability, support long-term planning, and give programs the flexibility to take on creative solutions to critical civil justice issues.

Who can apply: Civil legal aid organizations serving low-income people in Washington are eligible to apply.

Grant amount: Varies. You can find a list of the previous Partnership Grant awards below. 

How to apply: Organizations that submitted a Letter of Intent will be notified by September 15, 2023, if their proposal has been selected to move on to a full application. Full applications are then due October 4, 2023, and all Partnership Grant awards will be announced by November 30, 2023. The next cycle for Partnership Grants will be in 2025.  

For the 2024-2025 grant cycle, LFW awarded $27,338,000 to 29 organizations:

Benefits Law Center: $1,080,000
Benton-Franklin Legal Aid: $206,000
Blue Mountain Action Council: $240,000
Chelan-Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services: $296,000
Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers: $250,000
Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program: $400,000
Columbia Legal Services: $10,600,000
Communities Rise: $300,000
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Legal Aid: $260,000
Eastside Legal Assistance Program: $400,000
Fair Work Center: $360,000
King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services: $1,310,000
Kitsap Legal Services: $288,000
Lavender Rights Project: $320,000
LAW Advocates of Whatcom County: $310,000
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children: $470,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: $3,500,000
QLaw Foundation of Washington: $320,000
Seattle Clemency Project: $360,000
Skagit Legal Aid: $360,000
Snohomish County Legal Services: $490,000
Solid Ground: $550,000
Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program: $280,000
Tacomaprobono Community Lawyers: $760,000
TeamChild: $1,420,000
The Way to Justice: $320,000
Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services: $348,000
Unemployment Law Project: $1,000,000
Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services: $540,000

Questions or feedback? Contact LFW Grants Manager Arielle Handforth by email or find a time to meet by clicking here