About LegalAidResources

LegalAidResources is an online database that hosts over 300 federal funding opportunities that can support civil legal aid.

The Project to Advance Civil Legal Aid Collaborations, an NLADA initiative, established this website to help civil legal aid programs and other equal justice advocates find federal funding to support their work. Learn more about this site and how you can use it.

Diversifying an organization’s funding base is essential to its long-term financial health. This site is designed to help you do just that. Ideally, a legal aid program would have at least some funding from the following sources:

Piggy bank

  • Federal government grants
  • State and local government grants
  • Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA)
  • Court filing fees
  • Foundation grants
  • Corporate gifts
  • Major gifts and individual giving
  • Other (Cy Pres awards, special dedicated funding, one-time awards, etc.)

A big thank you to our funders and supporters!

NLADA wishes to thank the Public Welfare Foundation and the Kresge Foundation for their generous support for the establishment of this website. We also thank the Justice in Government Project at American University and the Access to Justice Initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice for their outstanding help in identifying potential other governmental support for civil legal aid.

Have feedback?

If you have any suggestions or comments about this website, email us at resourcedesk@nlada.org.

2 replies

  1. Thank you for making this available in a good findable format! Thank you to the funders for making this happen!

  2. Thank you! We are happy to hear that our resource is helpful.

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