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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
• Altamont – Community Caregivers, Inc.
• Brooklyn – Make the Road by Walking, Inc.
• Geneva – Legal Assistance of Western New York,
• New York – Boys and Girls Republic; Center for Court
Innovation Fund for the City of New York; Court Appointed Special
Advocates, Inc. (CASA); New York Legal Assistance Group; and
Partnership for Children’s Rights
• Plattsburgh – Rural Law Center of New York, Inc.
• Rochester – Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.;
Monroe County Bar Center for Education; and Volunteer Legal Services
Project of Monroe County, Inc.
• Staten Island – New York Center for Interpersonal
• Syracuse – The Family Law and Social Policy Center of
• Troy – Unity House of Troy, Inc.
• White Plains – My Sisters’ Place, Inc.
The grants have been awarded to support charitable and educational
projects to meet the law-related needs of the public and the legal
profession. They cover a variety of programs throughout the State of New
York that will impact adults and children of all ages. The projects will
help women and children who are victims of domestic violence, low-income
elderly, disadvantaged children with disabilities, children in foster
care, and low wage immigrant workers, to name a few. Grants will
also provide funding for programs involving attorneys representing
indigent defendants in criminal or family court, youth courts, and a
self-government and citizenship program for youths.
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.
For more information about The New York Bar Foundation, contact Rosanne
Van Heertum, director of development, The New York Bar Foundation, One
Elk Street, Albany NY 12207, 518/487-5650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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