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. Our vision of “partnership” includes collaborating with grantees to continually improve our systems and build stronger, more effective grantmaking practices.

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

How to apply: Starting with the 2022 grant cycle, LFW is piloting two-year Partnership Grants to provide increased stability, support long-term planning, and give programs the flexibility to take on creative solutions to critical civil justice issues.

Current Partnership Grantees are invited to submit renewal grant applications by September 15.

Organizations interested in applying for a new Partnership Grant or Special Grant can submit a Letter of Intent by August 15. See Current Opportunities for more information. Funding decisions are based on LFW’s Partnership Grant Guidelines (.doc).

In 2021, LFW awarded $9,531,500 in Partnership Grants:

Benefits Law Center: $509,500
Benton-Franklin Legal Aid: $98,300
Blue Mountain Action Council: $55,800
Chelan-Douglas County Volunteer Attorney Services: $111,100
Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers: $88,400
Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program: $138,400
Columbia Legal Services: $3,656,500
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Legal Aid: $62,000
Eastside Legal Assistance Program: $173,200
King County Bar Association Pro Bono Services: $548,100
Kitsap Legal Services: $109,300
LAW Advocates of Whatcom County: $207,000
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children: $103,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: $1,300,500
Skagit Legal Aid: $127,900
Snohomish County Legal Services: $169,500
Solid Ground: $253,100
Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program: $122,000
Tacomaprobono Community Lawyers: $293,200
TeamChild: $672,400
Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services: $160,800
Unemployment Law Project: $435,400
Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services: $136,100

Questions or feedback? Contact LFW Grants Coordinator Arielle Handforth by email.