Fayette County Bar Foundation announced $27,000 in grants to eight local organizations and projects on Dec. 15. The foundation has awarded grants of more than $197,000 in the eight years since its inception. Its mission is to raise and distribute funds for legal services for the poor and indigent, law-related public education, improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to justice.
The foundation gives grants to local not-for-profit organizations each year. The foundation is supported by contributions from individual attorneys, law firms and corporations. Below is a list of the grant recipients and amounts awarded for 2015-16.
▪ Legal Aid of the Bluegrass/Domestic Violence Project, $5,000.
▪ Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, $5,000.
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▪ CASA of Lexington, $5,000.
▪ Access to Justice-CAT, $2,500.
▪ Grandparents as Parents Conference, $2,000.
▪ The Institute for Compassion in Justice through The Imani Family Life Center, $3,000.
▪ Lexington Children’s Museum, $3,000.
▪ Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, $1,500.