The Legal Foundation of Washington (LFW) supports programs that provide meaningful access to justice for low-income and vulnerable individuals in Washington. In 2012, we granted over $5.2 million to 23 organizations throughout the state. We are proud to be a supporter of the Alliance for Equal Justice, a statewide network of organizations providing legal aid to those with nowhere else to turn. The Alliance for Equal Justice members, including LFW grantees, together help more than 60,000 low-income residents around the state gain access to justice each year.
The majority of LFW funds are granted through our Annual Grant process. Currently, Annual Grants range in size from $20,000 to $2.5 million.
We also make a limited number of Small Grants throughout the calendar year for one-time projects or purchases to sustain an organization's ability to provide critical legal help to low-income people.
In very rare circumstances, we provide Emergency Grants to programs that face emergencies that threaten their ability to provide urgent legal aid to low-income people.