Grant Making

The Foundation's organizational mission is to ensure equal access to justice and to ensure that resources, programs and services exist statewide to serve the unmet civil legal needs of Ohio's poor.

THE FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS ONLY TO ELIGIBLE LEGAL AID ORGANIZATIONS IN THE STATE OF OHIO.

Beginning in 2006, a 15% set-aside from the Legal Aid Fund was allocated to the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Fund. The Foundation's Board of Trustees directed that set-aside funds be used to create a pool of discretionary funds to address emerging civil legal needs and gaps in the legal services provided by Ohio's legal aids to low-income and vulnerable populations.