Legal Aid Grants

National Mortgage Settlement Funds: The Legal Services Trust Fund Program is partnering with the California Department of Justice to administer the $10.4 million in National Mortgage Settlement funds distributed to organizations that help families dealing with foreclosure.

The Legal Services Trust Fund Program of The State Bar of California makes grants to nonprofit organizations that provide free civil legal services to low-income Californians.

Three sources provide funds for the program:

These funds are allocated among approximately 100 nonprofit organizations in California each grant year.

Nonprofit corporations that provide free civil legal services to low-income Californians as their principal purpose and function can qualify to receive grants through the Trust Fund Program as Legal Services Projects.

Nonprofits that provide significant levels of legal technical assistance, legal training, or advocacy support to eligible Legal Services Projects can qualify as Support Centers, if these constitute their principal activities.

Read the Trust Fund Program Eligibility Guidelines to determine if your organization may be eligible for funding:

Eligibility Guidelines
PDF Document Eligibility Guidelines for Legal Services Projects
PDF Document Eligibility Guidelines for Support Centers

For more information, call 415-538-2252 or e-mail trustfundprogram@calbar.ca.gov.