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Grant History

2023 GRANT CYCLE

THE OSBF AWARDED $1,086,135 TO 34 OHIO NONPROFITS

Each funded project supports the OSBF's mission of promoting the pursuit of justice and public understanding of the rule of law.

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RECENT GRANT HISTORY

Review our list of recently funded projects to see the breadth of our work in the state of Ohio.

Organization Grant Name District Amount
Ability Center Of Greater Toledo Disability-Friendly Business Project 3 4 2023: $10,000.00
Adopt A Class Foundation Careers in Law and Legal Services and Life Skills Mentorship for Greater Cincinnati Students 1 2022: $15,000.00
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Justice for English Learners Project All Districts 2018: $40,798.00
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Medicaid Developmental Disability Waivers and You 2 3 4 5 16 2020: $34,002.00
Advocating Opportunity Beyond Colorblindness: A Legal Framework for Anti?Racism Implementation of Racial and Social Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives with All Districts 2020: $51,000.00
Akron Municipal Court Electronic Information Kiosk 11 2019: $17,000.00
Akron Municipal Court Written Resources for the Akron Municipal OVI Court and the Peace of Mind Probation Program 11 2019: $1,000.00
All Choices Matter Improve Legal Outcomes Triggered by Youth Trauma All Districts 2020: $25,000.00
American Civil Liberties Union Of Ohio Know Your Rights: Rights versus Reality 20 2022: $35,000.00
Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence Rights and Process for Civil Protection Orders Video and Printing 2 2020: $4,452.00
Artemis Center For Alternatives To Domestic Violence You Have the Right to be Safe Booklet Revision 2 2022: $2,400.00
Asian Services In Action Community Legal Education Project All Districts 2016: $30,000.00
Athens CASA/GAL Program Every Word Heard 17 2019: $15,000.00
Athens County Department of Job and Family Service Reentry Services for Families of Offenders 17 2011: $19,244.00
Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties Understanding the Justice System Video 11 2019: $4,100.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio Juvenile Justice System Training 7 2014: $1,488.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio The Caregiver's and Advocates Guide to the Justice System All Districts 2016: $18,000.00
Capitol Square Foundation iCivics Ohio All Districts 2016: $50,000.00
CASA Board Volunteer Association CASA Changemaker Academy for the Summit County CASA Program 11 2019: $8,600.00
Catholic Charities Corporation Ohio Detainee Justice Initiative (ODJI) 5 13 18 2018: $60,000.00
Catholic Charities Corporation Immigration Legal Assistance for Vulnerable Populations All Districts 2017: $75,000.00
Catholic Charities Corporation Friend of the Court and Unaccompanied Minor Pro Bono Program All Districts 2016: $42,640.00
Catholic Charities Dioceses of Cleveland Pro Se Asylum Clinic 12 2022: $15,000.00
Catholic Charities Dioceses of Cleveland Cleveland Asylum Clinic 10 11 12 13 18 2023: $7,500.00
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio Expansion of Immigration Legal Services 1 8 2022: $6,325.00
2018: $5,348.00
Center For Holocaust And Humanity Education A Case Study for Law Enforcement: Building Community Through the Lessons of the Holocaust 1 2020: $10,000.00
Central Ohio Worker Center Workplace Rights Initiative for Central Ohio Workers: Racial and Economic Justice Project 7 2020: $55,000.00
Children's Advocacy Center Of Guernsey County Expanding Services to Underserved Children in Need 15 2022: $9,875.00
Children's Law Center Juvenile Jeopardy Game 1 2016: $15,000.00
Children's Law Center Vital Legal Education and Outreach for Ohio's Youth 1 2022: $19,400.00
Children's Law Center Vital Legal Education and Outreach for Ohio’s Youth 1 7 12 20 2023: $20,000.00
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation Louis Stokes Scholars Program 12 2015: $3,000.00
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation Cleveland Legal Collaborative District 12 [Counties: Cuyahoga] District 11 District 10 2023: $25,000.00
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Ohio Know Your Rights Legal Fellow 1 2 4 7 12 2020: $10,000.00
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Ohio Community Record Sealing Clinic (Community Expungement Clinic) 7 2020: $20,000.00
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County Legal Education Program for Guardians ad Litem 7 2016: $26,730.00
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County Website and Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program 7 2014: $32,835.00
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County Guardian ad Litem FLEX Training 7 2013: $32,000.00
Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court Parenting After Violence (PAVE) Program Curriculum Development Project 12 2022: $133,310.00
Disability Rights Ohio American Sign Language Legal Education Videos Project All Districts 2016: $15,000.00
Disability Rights Ohio Spanish and Somali Translation Services All Districts 2017: $12,200.00
Disability Rights Ohio Special Education Fellowship - Parent Town Halls 7 2021: $9,500.00
Disability Rights Ohio Expanding Resource Advocacy and Awareness to Marginalized Populations District 20 [Counties: ALL] 2023: $42,500.00
Do It For James Foundation Enlightening Minds - Part 1 7 8 10 11 12 2023: $25,000.00
Dominican Learning Center Legal Education Services 7 2018: $2,200.00
Dominican Sisters of Peace Martin de Porres Centers' Legal Education for Latino Families 7 2019: $9,000.00
Dominican Sisters of Peace Forging Avenues of Access to Justice and Opportunity through Legal Education for Latino Families 7 2021: $14,700.00
Equality Ohio Name and Gender Marker Change & Continued Expansion of the Attorney Referral Network and Education Project 20 2022: $62,000.00
Equality Ohio Education Fund LGBTQ Legal Clinic 1471112 2017: $48,000.00
Equality Ohio Education Fund Phase II of Equality Ohio's Legal Clinic All Districts 2019: $22,200.00
Equality Ohio Education Fund Transgender Rights Education Project All Districts 2016: $10,600.00
Equality Ohio Education Fund Establishing the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic Digital Training Library and Attorney Referral Network Expansion All Districts 2020: $50,000.00
Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Family Law Virtual Legal Clinic 8 9 2018: $20,000.00
Gahanna Middle School South Parent Association Law Library 7 2014: $5,000.00
Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association - unBail Randomized Control Trial 12 2022: $50,000.00
Guardian Support Services Inc Digital Marketing and Recruitment Plan 14 2023: $10,000.00
Health Policy Institute of Ohio Addiction Evidence Project All Districts 2018: $15,000.00
Health Policy Institute of Ohio Connections Between Criminal Justice and Health Brief All Districts 2020: $15,000.00
Health Policy Institute of Ohio Connections Between Criminal Justice and Health: Child and Family Health and Well-Being 20 2022: $25,000.00
Health Policy Institute of Ohio Structural Drivers of Violent Crime 20 2022: $25,000.00
Home Based Arts Children's Books 20 2014: $42,000.00
2013: $40,000.00
Homes On the Hill Landlord Engagement Action Network 7 2018: $10,000.00
2016: $20,000.00
2015: $10,000.00
Housing Opportunities Made Equal Legal Outreach Videos and Training 1 2016: $30,000.00
Housing Research & Advocacy Center Fair Housing Project 20 2014: $25,000.00
Housing Research & Advocacy Center Workshops on Fair Housing Laws and Rights 20 2011: $11,765.00
Immigrant and Refugee Law Center Volunteer Attorney Program: Providing Hope & Stability to Immigrant and Refugee Families through Increased Access to Legal Services 1 2019: $50,000.00
Immigrant and Refugee Law Center Immigration Law Manuals & Materials Translation 1 2020: $14,000.00
Immigrant and Refugee Law Center Immigrant Rights Curriculum for the Classroom 1 2020: $7,500.00
Innovation Ohio Education Fund Justice Agenda for Black Women and Girls in Ohio 02 2022: $50,000.00
Issue Media Group, with fiscal agent Cincinnati Development Fund Strategic Grant: Civics Essential Ohio All Districts 2019: $99,996.00
2018: $99,996.00
John Carroll University We the People 12 2012: $12,000.00
Justice League of Ohio Crime Victims' Toolkit and Crime Victims' Rights Trainings 20 2014: $19,834.00
2011: $9,800.00
JusticeMobile Inc JusticeMobile Program Expansion- Rural areas District 05 [Counties: Crawford Delaware Marion Morrow Seneca & Wyandot] District 7 [Franklin] District 10 [Ashland Erie Holmes Huron Lorain 2023: $21,500.00
Kent State University Leveraging Community Voices to Advance Racial Equity in Police Training, Practice and Procedures 11 13 2022: $49,642.00
Kent State University Examining Organizations' Pledges to Justice-Involved Employees 1 2 3 7 12 2023: $54,195.00
Kent State University Youth Police Academy Experience 11 13 18 2023: $15,000.00
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity Opportunity for Inclusion 7 2022: $95,468.00
Law and Leadership Institute 10th Grade Start Pilot Project 127111214 2017: $120,000.00
2016: $120,000.00
Law and Leadership Institute Diversity in Leadership Fellowship All Districts 2020: $110,900.00
2019: $75,000.00
2018: $95,803.00
Law and Leadership Institute Leaders for Justice Series All Districts 2020: $42,000.00
Law and Leadership Institute Diversity in Leadership Fellowship 1 2 7 11 12 2023: $117,500.00
Legal Aid of Western Ohio Plan Ahead & Protect Yourself: Series for Seniors 4 2017: $30,000.00
Legal Aid Of Western Ohio, Inc. Getting Legal Protection From Abuse District 20 [Counties: ALL] 2023: $50,000.00
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Access to Justice: Leveraging Technology to Lower Barriers to Justice 12 2019: $15,000.00
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Knowledge is Power 12 2017: $25,000.00
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Expert Report on Availability of Safe, Affordable Housing for Low-Income Cuyahoga County Households (Special focus: lead hazards and racial disparitie 12 2022: $25,000.00
Legal Aid Society of Columbus Legal Help for Successful Community Reentry Project 7 2019: $20,500.00
Legal Aid Society of Columbus Statewide Kinship Care Provider Education and Outreach Program All Districts 2020: $59,000.00
Legal Aid Society of Columbus Boss Up 7 2020: $10,000.00
LegalWorks Expungement Week 12 2017: $15,000.00
LegalWorks Support for service expansion and marketing plan 12 2021: $15,000.00
Lorain County Bar Association Attorney Incubation Program 10 2023: $30,000.00
Make A Day Foundation Expansion of Make A Day Foundation's Pop-Up & Mobile Outreach 7 2022: $50,000.00
Make A Day Foundation Rent Assistance Clinics 7 2023: $42,000.00
Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition Racial and Ethnic Equity and Behavioral Health: Research, Reports, and Action 2 2022: $41,400.00
Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition Behavioral Health in Ohio: Improving Data, Moving Toward Racial and Ethnic Equity research and report District 20 [Counties: ALL] 2023: $30,000.00
Mid-Ohio Psychological Services Inc MOPS Ethics, Legal, & Diversity Training Expansion 5 7 8 9 17 2023: $20,000.00
Midwest Ctr. Law/Deaf "Pocket Cards" for Deaf Citizens 20 2011: $3,000.00
NAMI Ohio Answering the Calls of Veterans in Crisis All Districts 2020: $20,000.00
National Center for State Courts Access & Fairness in the Virtual Delivery of Court Services 12 2021: $76,489.00
National Institute for Trial Advocacy Foundation Public Service Teacher Training Program 20 2012: $11,708.00
Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland, Inc. Consumer Law Manual 20 2013: $40,000.00
Northeast Ohio Worker Center Worker Justice Project District 12 [Counties: Cuyahoga] District 10 District 18 2023: $15,000.00
Ohio Alliance of YMCAs Foundation Youth in Government Program 7817 2015: $15,000.00
Ohio Alliance of YMCAs Foundation YMCA Youth & Government Program All Districts 2020: $35,000.00
2019: $37,975.00
Ohio Alliance of YMCAs Foundation Ohio YMCA Youth and Government District 20 [Counties: ALL] 2023: $50,000.00
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence Contextualizing Sexual Violence in Ohio’s Legal System District 20 [Counties: ALL] 2023: $18,000.00
Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations Standards of Excellence Clinics 7 2013: $6,000.00
Ohio Attorney General Sunshine Laws Book and Videos 20 2013: $5,000.00
Ohio Center for Law Related Education Civic Education Programs, Teacher Training & Outreach 20 2022: $116,000.00
Ohio Center for Law Related Education Civic Education: Programs, Teacher Training & Outreach District 20 [Counties: ALL] 2023: $128,500.00
Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Mock Trial/Youth For Justice 20 2015: $23,545.00
2014: $21,842.00
2013: $22,400.00
2012: $26,000.00
2011: $26,000.00
Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Law Day Speaker 20 2014: $1,300.00
Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Moot Court All Districts 2015: $8,805.00
Ohio Center for Law-Related Education We the People All Districts 2015: $24,435.00
Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Law & Citizenship All Districts 2015: $9,450.00
Ohio Center for Law-Related Education Government in Action Program All Districts 2015: $26,500.00
Ohio Center for Law-Related Education OCLRE All Districts 2021: $116,000.00
2020: $118,000.00
2019: $118,000.00
2018: $100,000.00
2017: $100,000.00
2016: $100,000.00
Ohio Domestic Violence Network Justice for Incarcerated Battered Women Project 6212 2016: $45,000.00
Ohio Domestic Violence Network Workshops for Advocates of Victims of Domestic Violence 20 2014: $19,250.00
Ohio Domestic Violence Network Legal Education for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence 612 2012: $36,944.00
Ohio Domestic Violence Network Parole Education and Preparation Project All Districts 2019: $32,050.00
Ohio Domestic Violence Network Understanding Barriers to Safety for Marginalized Survivors of Domestic Violence All Districts 2021: $34,300.00
Ohio Domestic Violence Network Seeking Freedom & Safety: Legal Information for Community Based and Incarcerated Survivors All Districts 2023: $25,000.00
Ohio Family Care Association Resourcing Vulnerable Families All Districts 2018: $39,410.00
Ohio Federation for Health Equity and Social Justice Grandparents and other Relatives, Kinship Care and their Legal Concerns All Districts 2019: $20,000.00
Ohio Federation for Health Equity and Social Justice Educational Campaign to promote the expansion of the Grandparent Power of Attorney (POA) and Caretaker Affidavit (CA) All Districts 2023: $25,000.00
Ohio Humanities Brown @ 70 Statewide 2023: $25,000.00
Ohio Justice & Policy Center Second Chance for Victims of Human Trafficking 1 2015: $40,000.00
Ohio Justice & Policy Center Second Chance Community College Project 12471213 2013: $60,000.00
Ohio Justice & Policy Center Collateral Sanctions Database 20 2011: $28,800.00
Ohio Justice & Policy Center Digital Resource Center All Districts 2019: $50,000.00
Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program Web based Diagnostic Tool 20 2014: $30,000.00
Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project 1247111214 2013: $12,500.00
Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Legal Aid Impact Study 20 2012: $16,805.00
Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Veterans WrapAround 7 2012: $40,000.00
Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Ohio Legal Help All Districts 2018: $75,000.00
Ohio Legal Help Content Expansion and Continuous Improvement Project All Districts 2019: $100,000.00
Ohio Legal Help Continuous Improvement and Spanish Translation All Districts 2021: $100,000.00
Ohio Legal Help ChatBot and LiveChat Law Student Volunteer Pilot 20 2022: $50,000.00
Ohio Legal Help Legal Information and Action Plans for Mental Health District 20 [Counties: ALL] 2023: $35,000.00
Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project Lawyer to Veteran Outreach Project 24 2016: $25,980.00
Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project Veterans Benefits Program 20 2015: $19,500.00
Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project Reduced Fee E-6 Initiative 20 2015: $7,500.00
Ohio State Bar Association NonProfit 20 2015: $40,000.00
2014: $50,000.00
2011: $50,000.00
Ohio State Bar Association Rural Practice Training Initiative 48915 2015: $30,000.00
Ohio State Bar Association Lawyer Public Speaking Training 7 2012: $16,000.00
Ohio State Bar Association ONN Advertisements* 20 2012: $40,000.00
Ohio State Bar Association Landlord/Tenant Video 20 2012: $20,000.00
Ohio State Bar Association CLE Self-Study Training Videos 7 2017: $60,000.00
Ohio State Bar Association Rural Practice Clerkship Program All Districts 2019: $41,200.00
2018: $40,000.00
Ohio State Bar Association Ohio Practice Skills Institute (Formerly All Districts 2018: $60,000.00
Ohio State Bar Association New Public-Facing Website All Districts 2016: $50,000.00
Ohio State Bar Association My Ohio Rights All Districts 2023: $5,000.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Legal Education Project 5678910141517 2016: $22,363.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Collaboration, Advocacy, Representation, Education, (CARE) Medical-Legal Partnership 8 2016: $50,000.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Legal Aid Society of Columbus' Tenant Advocacy Project 12 2016: $30,000.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Manufactured and Mobile Home Manual 20 2015: $14,988.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Understanding the Rights of Unmarried Partners/Cohabitators Project 20 2015: $12,394.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Kiosk Pilot Project - Fairfield County 9 2015: $16,412.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Ohio Poverty Law Center's Advocate's Website 20 2015: $30,000.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Legal Aid Society of Columbus' Wage & Hour Theft Protection 7 2017: $34,027.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Legal Aid Society of Columbus' Clearing the Path for Students' Project 7 2017: $32,000.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Southeastern Ohio Legal Services' Youth Law Project 8 9 17 2019: $65,000.00
2017: $54,216.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Carroll County Consumer Education and Outreach Project 14 2019: $21,773.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Ohio Poverty Law Centers' Advocacy Skills Training for Legal Aid Attorneys All Districts 2020: $9,000.00
2019: $9,000.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Ohio Poverty Law Center's Certificate of Qualification for Employment Project All Districts 2018: $40,000.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Stabilizing Survivors of Domestic Violence Project All Districts 2016: $25,000.00
Ohio State Legal Services Association Advocacy Skills Training for Legal Aid Attorneys and Low-income Advocates 20 2022: $10,000.00
Ohio Supreme Court/OJCF Chief Justice Moyer Portrait 7 2011: $10,000.00
Ohio University Foundation Summer Law and Trial Institute 17 2017: $26,636.00
2016: $15,000.00
2015: $20,000.00
Ohio University Foundation Veterans Treatment Court Videos All Districts 2016: $15,129.00
Ohio Voice Ohio Fair Courts Speakers Bureau 7 2020: $10,000.00
2019: $15,000.00
Operation Legal Help Ohio Judiciary Training- Establishment of Veterans' Treatment Courts throughout Ohio All Districts 2018: $8,500.00
Operation Legal Help Ohio Veteran Outreach Initiative All Districts 2017: $36,360.00
OSU Foundation Ohio Land Use Law Academy 20 2013: $15,000.00
OSU Foundation Ohio Legal History Initiative 1247111216 2017: $8,732.00
Partnership for Violence Free Families 4H project with Inmates and their Children 16 2012: $3,273.00
Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio Using Technology to Grow Corporate Po Bono and Access to Legal Services for Nonprofit Organizations 1 2 2018: $35,000.00
Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio Attorneys Strengthening Ohio Nonprofits through Legal Education All Districts 2020: $30,000.00
Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio Engaging and Strengthening Community-Based Nonprofits with Pro Bono Business Legal Services 1 2022: $54,200.00
Pro Senior Safe Ohio Seniors All Districts 2021: $20,000.00
Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland The Red Treehouse Program 12 2017: $45,679.00
Scranton Road Ministries CDC Scranton Road Legal Clinic's Continuing Legal Education Project 12 2018: $5,000.00
Services for Independent Living Americans with Disabilities Act Conference 12 2015: $11,500.00
Slavic Village Development Eviction Prevention Pilot Project 12 2022: $50,000.00
Summer Work Experience In Law Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) 1 2022: $50,000.00
Summer Work Experience In Law Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) 1 2 7 2023: $50,000.00
Talbert House Victims Services 1 2022: $15,000.00
The Ability Center of Greater Toledo Rights of People with Disabilities Project 4 2015: $7,500.00
The International Welcome Center Pursuit of Happiness - Educational Sessions on Navigating the Path to Citizenship 11 2022: $10,000.00
The International Welcome Center Pursuit of Happiness - Educational Sessions on Navigating the Path to Citizenship 11 12 14 2023: $15,000.00
The Ohio State University Aligning Algorithmic Risk Assessments with Criminal Justice Values All Districts 2021: $49,258.00
The Ohio State University Collaborating on Educational Approaches to Enhancing Broad Representation in the Ohio Legal Profession, Other Professions, and Leadership Following th Statewide 2023: $41,170.00
Toledo Area Minitries (on behalf of Advocating Opportunity) Human Trafficking Awareness Project 20 2014: $55,991.00
Towards Employment Certificate of Qualification for Employment Project 12 2017: $16,100.00
2016: $11,804.00
United Way of Greater Cleveland Right to Counsel - Cleveland, Community Education and Awareness Campaign 12 2020: $50,000.00
University of Akron Foundation Certificate of Qualification for Employment project 471213 2014: $66,399.00
University of Cincinnati Foundation The Legal Access Project at Cincinnati Law 1 2018: $25,000.00
University Of Cincinnati Foundation Ohio Innocence Project Cincinnati Murder Conviction Audit 1 2020: $25,000.00
University Of Cincinnati Foundation Social Justice and the Law: Assessment and Application in Ohio 1 2022: $50,000.00
University of Cincinnati, Clermont Justice in Jeans 1 2019: $11,000.00
University of Mount Union - Spectrum Education Center Courage 2 Communicate 14 2022: $22,500.00
University Of Toledo Launch into Law 4 3 2023: $52,770.00
University of Toledo Foundation Teenage Trafficking Forensic Interview Protocol 4 2015: $20,000.00
Wayne County Probate and Juvenile Court Help Desk 10 2019: $2,300.00
Women Helping Women Justice System Advocacy & Victim Rights Education for Survivors of DV/IPV 1 2021: $12,000.00
Women Helping Women Increasing Awareness and Access to Legal Advocacy Services for Survivors 1 2022: $20,000.00
Women Helping Women Increasing Awareness and Access to Legal Advocacy Services for Survivors 1 8 2023: $10,000.00
YWCA Columbus Racial Equity 101 Train-the-Facilitator Pilot 7 2023: $30,000.00