The Virginia Law Foundation has awarded $440,000 in 2018 grants to support law-related projects and organizations throughout the Commonwealth. The VLF grants program funds initiatives that further the Foundation’s mission: to facilitate access to justice, promote an appreciation and understanding of the Rule of Law, and to instill these values through education.
The Virginia Law Foundation’s Fellows, board members, donors, and grant recipients gathered in Richmond in August for the First Annual Grant Recipient Luncheon. VLF President Stephen D. Busch presided over the event, recognizing the charitable endeavors of each of the award recipients. The luncheon also offered a chance for attendees to learn about each other’s projects, as well as the full scope of the Foundation’s activities.
The complete list of grant recipients is as follows:
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition – $40,000
John Marshall Foundation, Justice in the Classroom Program – $40,000
Rule of Law Project, Center for Teaching the Rule of Law – $40,000
Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, Domestic Violence Conferences – $12,000
Supreme Court of Virginia – $75,000
Tahirih Justice Center – $20,000
Virginia Bar Association, Capital Defense Workshop – $26,500
Virginia Beach Justice Initiative – $20,000
Virginia Holocaust Museum – $5,000
Virginia Lawyers Helping Lawyers – $35,000
Virginia Legal Aid Society – $21,500
Virginia Poverty Law Center – $25,000
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance – $15,000
Virginia State Bar, Hill Tucker Pre-Law Institute – $15,000
VLF Public Service Internships – $50,000
Full details on these grants can be found at https://www.virginialawfoundation.org/grants/grants-in-2018/.