Grant History

The Foundation awards grants of up to $10,000 each. The Committee also may designate one special Michael L. Cook award of up to $15,000, usually to a new program or initiative that is a first-time grantee. Past total awards are as follows:

  • $464,830 (FY2019) - 50 grantees in 22 states plus the District of Columbia and the territories of the Northern Mariana islands and Guam
  • $448,500 (FY2018) - 48 grantees in 26 states plus the District of Columbia
  • $480,000 (FY2017) - 63 grantees in 27 states plus the District of Columbia
  • $467,940 (FY2016) - 51 grantees in 20 states plus the District of Columbia
  • $320,337 (FY2015) - 35 grantees in 18 states plus the District of Columbia
  • $326,812 (FY2014) - 35 grantees in 17 states plus the District of Columbia
  • $320,834 (FY2013) - 36 grantees in 18 states plus the District of Columbia
  • $221,500 (FY2012) - 29 grantees in 20 states plus the District of Columbia

Below is the list of 2019 pro bono projects for which the Foundation has provided assistance:

   Access to Bankruptcy Court
   Bloomfield Hills, MI

Brooklyn Bar Association
Brooklyn, NY

California Western Community Law Project
San Diego, CA

   Catholic Charities of the
   Archdiocese of Chicago
   Chicago, IL

City Bar Justice Center
New York, NY
Community Law Program
St. Petersburg, FL
   Community Legal Services
   of Prince George's County
   Greenbelt, MD
Community Legal Services VLP
Phoenix, AZ
Conejo Free Clinic
Thousand Oaks, CA
   Connecticut Veterans
   Legal Center
   West Haven, CT
Consumer Bankruptcy
Assistance Project
Philadelphia, PA
Dade Legal Aid - Put
Something Back
Miami, FL
   DC Bar Pro Bono Center
   Washington, DC
District 10 Pro Bono Project
Bloomington, IN
Georgia Legal Services Prog.
Brunswick, GA
   Greater Dayton VLP
   Dayton, OH
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Chicago, IL
Indiana Legal Services Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
   Kentucky Legal Aid
   Bowling Green, KY
Legal Access Alameda
Oakland, CA
Legal Aid Association of CA
Oakland, CA
   Legal Aid Society of Eastern
   Virginia
   Norfolk, VA
Legal Aid Society of Greater
Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Legal Aid Society of San Diego
San Diego, CA
   Legal Assistance of 
   Western New York
   Geneva, NY
Legal Services of Eastern Michigan
Flint, MI
Legal Services of North Dakota
Bismarck, ND
   Legal Services Vermont
   Burlington, VT
Maryland Legal Aid
Baltimore, MD
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Baltimore, MD
   Micronesian Legal Services
   Corporation
   Sapian, MP
Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc.
Easton, MD
Montana Legal Services Association
Helena, MT
   National Consumer
   Bankruptcy Rights Center
   San Jose, CA
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
Glendale, CA

Nevada Legal Services
Las Vegas, NV

   Northeast New Jersey
   Legal Services
   Jersey City, NJ
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Public Counsel
Los Angeles, CA
   Public Law Center
   Santa Ana, CA
Public Service Law Corporation
Riverside, CA
Rutgers
Camden, NJ
   South Jersey Legal Services
   Camden, NJ
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
The Pro Bono Project
New Orleans, LA
   Volunteer Lawyers
   Birmingham
   Birmingham, AL
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
Newark, NJ
Volunteer Lawyers Network
Minneapolis, MN
   Volunteer Lawyers Project
   of the Boston Bar
   Boston, MA
Western New York Law Center
Buffalo, NY