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 received help from a lawyer.
That’s 108 people a day, every day, for a full year.
volunteer lawyers pitched in.
That’s 100 major league baseball teams.
pro bono hours were contributed.
That’s 2,517 forty-hour work weeks.
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