Grants at Work

FOR THE 2018–2019 YEAR, THE BBF AWARDED FUNDING TO 23 ORGANIZATIONS TOTALING $1,025,000.*

*From IOLTA funds, cy pres funds, and proceeds of the John & Abigail Adams Benefit.

The organizations funded by the Boston Bar Foundation have an incredible impact on our community. The below numbers, highlighting the work of our 2017-2018 grantees over the course of the past year, demonstrate the way these organizations annually engage thousands of volunteer lawyers to serve tens of thousands of people in need.

While these numbers serve to illustrate the magnitude of the effect of these grants, they cannot tell the entire story. Behind the numbers are the thousands of people that have received help when they needed it the most, from the one person that could offer that help: a lawyer.

People

39,655

people received help from a lawyer.

That’s 108 people a day, every day, for a full year.

Baseball

2,509

volunteer lawyers pitched in.

That’s 100 major league baseball teams.

Clock

100,711

pro bono hours were contributed.

That’s 2,517 forty-hour work weeks.

Our Grantees

Casa Myrna
City Life Vida Urbana
Community Legal Services and Counseling Center
GBLS
IIIC
Lawyer's Clearing House
Mass Advocates for Children
MassCOSH
MLRI
MLPB
Metrowest Legal Services
Northeast Legal Aid
PAIR
Project Citizenship
Veterans Legal Services
Volunteer Lawyers Project
WBF

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