Grants and Special Projects


In addition to annual operating support, many foundations, law firms and corporations make gifts to Legal Aid to support Legal Aid’s practice areas and special programs.

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Learn more about Legal Aid’s special programs:

Today and in the past, Legal Aid enjoys support from numerous foundations and special funding programs.  Examples of supporters include, but are not limited to:

  • American Endowment Foundation
  • Ashtabula Foundation
  • Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation
  • The Charles M. and
  • Helen M. Brown Memorial Foundation
  • Charter One Foundation
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Kaiser Permenente Community Care Fund
  • Community Foundation of Lorain County
  • Equal Justice America
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • Frank Hadley Ginn and Cornelia
  • Root Ginn Charitable Trust
  • The Higley Fund
  • Jewish Federation of Cleveland
  • John Milton Costello Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente of Ohio
  • The Key Foundation
  • Kohrman Family Foundation
  • Legal Services Corporation.
  • The Lubrizol Foundation
  • The McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal &
  • Liffman Foundation
  • McGregor Foundation
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio Charitable Foundation
  • Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation
  • Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation
  • Murphy Family Foundation
  • David and Inez Myers Foundation
  • Donald and Alice Noble Foundation
  • Nordson Corporation Foundation
  • Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation-
  • PNC Bank
  • Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund
  • Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland
  • Skadden Fellowship Foundation
  • Third Federal Foundation
  • United Way of Ashtabula County
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland
  • United Way of Greater Lorain County
  • Warren & Zoann Dusenbury Charitable Trust
  • Thomas H. White Foundation

Additionally, for special projects – Legal Aid frequently collaborates with partner agencies and government groups.  Legal Aid often gets grants or sub-grants from collaborators.  Sometimes, such grants are related to a partnership agreement, where Legal Aid handles cases for mutual clients.  While not an exhaustive list, examples of special project funders include:

  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
  • Ohio Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association – Section of Taxation
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio
  • American College of Bankruptcy
  • Area Agency on Aging 11, Inc.
  • Asian Services in Action, Inc.
  • Association of Corporate Counsel –
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Catholic Charities Health and Human Services
  • Catholic Charities Migration & Refugee Services
  • Center for Survivor Agency and Justice
  • City of Cleveland – Department of Aging
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Action to Support Housing, Inc.
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Cleveland Housing Network
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Cleveland Public Library
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
  • Cleveland Tenants Organization
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • College Now Greater Cleveland
  • Community Legal Aid Services
  • Cuyahoga Community College Metro
  • Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas-Domestic Relations
  • Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Domestic Violence and Child and Advocacy Center
  • Emerald Development and Economic Network
  • Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
  • Fair Housing Resource Center
  • Housing Research and Advocacy Center
  • John Carroll University
  • Lakeland Community College
  • The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
  • Mentor Public Library- Main Branch
  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association
  • Ohio Attorney General
  • Ohio Poverty Law Center
  • Ohio State Legal Services Association
  • Oriana House, Inc.
  • Paralegal Society of Bryant & Stratton College
  • Shaker Heights Public Library
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
  • Taxpayer Advocacy Service
  • Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging


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