Legal Services IOLTA Grant Giving Program

About the Legal Services IOLTA Grant Giving Program

The Foundation desires to acknowledge and assist, as resources are available, those entities who are performing services furthering the mission of ‘access to justice for all Arizonans.’ Through IOLTA dollars, donations, and grants the Foundation is able to fund legal services in a variety of ways. Whether it be grants to agencies or loan repayment programs for legal aid attorneys, financial support from the Foundation helps support programs providing legal assistance to low income Arizonans.

Legal Services IOLTA Grant Giving Program Guidelines

To be considered eligible for funding support through the Foundation, organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an IRS approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered to conduct business in the State of Arizona.
  • Must be an organization in good standing with the Arizona Corporation Commission.
  • Must serve with the Arizona geographic area and provide services to those residing in the State.
  • Must have as your primary mission or service: a) free and/or reduced fee legal services; b) law related education for students in grades K-12; and/or, c) to improve the legal system and facilitate the administration of justice.
  • Must comply with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the State Executive Order No.99-4 which mandates that all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or political affiliation, shall have equal access to employment opportunities. The parties shall also comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended which prohibits discrimination in the employment or advancement in employment of qualified persons because of physical or mental handicap, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and shall not deny any individual any services or other benefits provided under this agreement on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap.

For more information, please contact the Director of Strategic Initiatives.

Grant Application

Due to limited resources, the Foundation is not currently accepting grant applications. When funding resources become available, updated information will be provided on this page.

Grant Reporting

Recipients of funds through the IOLTA Legal Services Grant Giving Program are required to complete one statistical progress report and one financial expenditure report each quarter. For copies of the reporting forms, please contact the Director of Strategic Initiatives.

Reporting Schedule

Quarterly progress and financial expenditure reports are generally due 45 days following the end of the quarter. Reports are due:

  • 1st Quarter Progress & Financial Report (Jan 1 through Mar 31) - Due May 15th.
  • 2nd Quarter Progress & Financial Report (Apr 1 through June 30) - Due August 15th.
  • 3rd Quarter Progress & Financial Report (July 1 through Sept 30) - Due November 15th.
  • 4th Quarter Progress & Financial Report (Oct 1 through Dec 31) - Due February 15th.

Past & Present Legal Services Programs Funded by the Foundation

Advocates For The Disabled
Arizona Capital Representation Project
Arizona Center for Disability Law
Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
ASU - Civil Justice Clinic ASU-Homeless Project (HLAP)
AWEE - Arizona Women's Education & Employment
Betania Community Center
Catholic Community Services
Chicanos Por La Causa
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence
Community Legal Services
DNA People′s Legal Services
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project
The Justice Project
Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest
NAU Foundation
Never Again Foundation
Society of St. Vincent De Paul
Southern Arizona Legal Aid
Southwest Institute for Research on Women-TWWP
Tucson Family Advocacy Project
Tucson Indian Center
U of A Immigration Clinic
William E. Morris Institute for Justice