About 100 nonprofit
legal aid groups in California receive grants each year from the State Bar of
California to provide free legal services to low-income Californians. This work
is managed by the State Bar's
Legal Services Trust Fund Program.
Applications for IOLTA/EAF
funding are available
There are two types of grants for legal services:
Eligible organizations provide free legal services to clients, provided by licensed attorneys or other supervised by licensed attorneys.
These grants are for organizations whose main purpose is to provide legal technical assistance, legal training or advocacy support. This means they don’t provide direct legal services, but provide help
for organizations that do.
If you have questions
about applying for a grant, call 415-538-2252 or email the Legal Services Trust Fund Program at