Contact: Andrew Rush
July 23, 2007
CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL GRANT AWARDS ANNOUNCED BY THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION
At its most recent meeting, the Board of Directors of The New York Bar Foundation awarded grants in the aggregate of $152,600 to help fund 19 law-related projects. To date this year, 49 grants with a cumulative value of $440,150 have been awarded to nonprofit and other organizations across New York State. The grantees include:
• Albany – Capital District Women’s Bar
Association/The Legal Project, Inc.; CASA: Advocates for Children of New
York State; and the New York State Bar Association for its Special
Committee to Ensure Quality of Mandated Representation
The grant award for Project Family Connect at the Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA), New York, will be funded from The Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP Fund. The fund provides financing for legal services for the benefit of children in foster care. CASA’s Project Family Connect addresses the needs of children in foster care who have an incarcerated parent.
The Rural Law Center of New York’s grant, financed by The Hon. Richard J. Bartlett Fund, will provide direct legal assistance to low-income New York seniors facing consumer debt collection and predatory lending problems. Named in honor of former Foundation president, Richard J. Bartlett, the fund provides financial support to improve legal services to the indigent.
John R. Horan (Fox, Horan & Camerini LLP, New York), Foundation president, stated that, “Generous charitable contributions to The New York Bar Foundation from lawyers, law firms, corporations and others help to provide the funding for grant awards. We are pleased to support these law-related projects that will benefit many individuals and families throughout our communities in New York State.”
The Board of Directors reviews grant proposals twice a year; its next
deadline for grant applications is October 15, 2007. Application
forms can be accessed through The Foundation’s Web site at www.tnybf.org.