LFW’s Grantmaking

LFW believes equal justice is a right, not a privilege.

Our grantmaking brings this vision to life by targeting inequalities in the civil legal system, where people seeking justice in a wide variety of cases — including immigration, worker rights, housing, and domestic violence — are not entitled to a lawyer and left to navigate complex systems by themselves.

We know that creating fair access to civil justice requires undoing systemic racial oppression and reflect racial justice and inclusion in all of our grantmaking. We are committed to long-term systemic change and commit more than half of our funding to impact litigation and policy reform that advance rights for people living in poverty.

LFW has invested in organizations fighting for civil justice in Washington State since 1984, and currently provides over $15 million a year in grants for direct civil legal aid and systemic advocacy.

Who We Fund

LFW funds civil justice organizations serving low-income families in Washington State. We partner with organizations providing direct civil legal aid, impact litigation, policy reform, and systemic advocacy. We seek to partner with organizations that are client-centered, community-based, and anti-racist in their approach.

Each year, LFW provides funding to more than 50 civil justice organizations across Washington, through recurring Partnership Grants, Race Equity Grants, and Accelerator Grants.

Interested in applying for a grant? Explore our current opportunities.

We currently support the following organizations:

Note: some organizations operate remotely and/or without a physical office.

Access to Justice Board (Washington State Bar Association)
Benefits Law Center
Benton Franklin Legal Aid
Blue Mountain Action Council
Carl Maxey Center
Chelan-Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services
Civil Survival
Clallam-Jefferson Pro Bono Lawyers
Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
Columbia Legal Services
Communities Rise
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Legal Aid
Eastside Legal Assistance Program
Entre Hermanos
Fair Work Center
Freedom Project
Global Rights Advocacy
Gonzaga University’s Removal Defense Project
King County Bar Association
Kitsap Legal Services
Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project
Lavender Rights Project
LAW Advocates of Whatcom County
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children
Living with Conviction
Manzanita House
MiA – Mujeres in Action
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Vancouver
Northwest Health Law Advocates
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Northwest Justice Project
Nuestra Casa
Our Sisters’ House
Pacific County Immigrant Support
QLaw Foundation of Washington
Seattle Clemency Project
Skagit Legal Aid
Snohomish County Legal Services
Solid Ground
Spokane County Bar Association
Tacomaprobono Community Lawyers
Tenants Union of Washington State
The United Farm Workers Foundation
Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services
Tulalip Foundation
Unemployment Law Project
Unidos Nueva Alianza Foundation
Washington Defender Association
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice
The Way to Justice
Yakima County Volunteer Attorney Services