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Will You Answer our Call to Action?

Each year through generous support for our Call to Action initiative, local law firms and businesses give low-income District residents vital access to legal resources. When you give to the Foundation, you help provide a wide range of services – including grants, trainings and technical assistance, and student debt loan repayment assistance – to dozens of legal aid organizations and attorneys throughout DC. Invest in justice by joining the Foundation’s Call to Action campaign. We are more than 80% of the way to our goal of $661,500. Contact Development Director Daryl Byler at for more information, or you can donate online or by filling out our donation form.

Apply for our Loan Repayment Assistance Program 2019

Are you committed to serving the most vulnerable people in our community? If you work for one of our eligible employers in DC and provide free legal services to low income residents, we may be able to help you pay off your student loans with our 2019 Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). Applications are due October 25, 2019. To learn more and to see if you qualify, visit our information page.

DC Bar Foundation’s 2020 Grants Timeline

We are gearing up for another successful grants year. The Foundation accepts applications annually from nonprofit organizations that provide free civil legal aid to low-income DC residents and administers these grants on a January 1 through December 31 grant year.

We welcome you to learn more about each of these opportunities on our website, and to assist in your application preparation, please review our 2020 Grants Timeline below.


  1. Release Request for Applications for 2020

  2. Information sessions for grants applications


  1. Grant applications due (August 23rd)


  1. In-person interviews with applicants


  1. 2020 grant awards announced


  1. 2020 grant year begins on January 1

Thank you for your interest and continued support, and please contact us at should you have any questions.

Save the Date: July 30 Info Session for 2020 Access to Justice & Private Grants Programs

We will host an information session for organizations interested in submitting proposals under the 2020 Access to Justice Grants program and the Private Grants program on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Access to Justice Grants support organizations that provide legal assistance in underserved areas in DC and housing-related matters; they also support a shared legal services interpreter bank. The Private Grants program provides unrestricted funds for DC legal aid providers.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP here no later than Thursday, July 25. Contact with any questions.


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