LFW’s Small Grant program supports innovative ideas or new collaborations for civil legal aid programs that overcome barriers to justice for low-income people.
Applications are also accepted for unanticipated expenses, such as the replacement of technical equipment or a unique training opportunity for staff or board members of legal aid programs.
FEATURED GRANTEE: Colectiva Legal del Pueblo: Building Infrastructure to Expand Legal Advocacy for Immigrants
Colectiva Legal del Pueblo is an organization founded by and for immigrants to pursue migrant justice through legal advocacy and education. Founded in 2012, the program quickly expanded to having two offices in Wenatchee and Burien to meet the growing need for immigration legal help to people in our state. They nearly doubled the number of legal advocates on staff in the past year and were financially stretched to provide the necessary technology and office equipment to support the new services. With an LFW Small Grant, Colectiva was able to provide their new attorneys laptop computers and phone lines to effectively serve their immigrant clients.
“As a small, grassroots organization, funding from the Legal Foundation of Washington gave us the opportunity to provide much needed resources to our staff in order to increase our efficiency and effectiveness. We are now in a much better position to serve and empower our immigrant communities. From the bottom of our hearts we thank LFW for investing in us, and our communities.” -Alma Guttierrez, Director of Operations and Co-Founder of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
Who can apply: Nonprofit organizations providing civil legal aid to help low-income people in Washington.
Grant amount: Up to $7,500
Deadline for applications: There is no deadline for applications. Applications are reviewed and awarded throughout the year.
Questions? Contact the LFW Grants Coordinator by phone (206) 957-6290 or email.