The New York Bar Foundation recently awarded a grant of $3,000 to South Bronx United to support its immigration services programs and Know Your Rights workshops.

“South Bronx United is extremely grateful to the New York Bar Foundation for supporting crucial services to Bronx youth and families. With this grant, we are able to expand our immigration related services, including immigration services, case management, Know Your Rights workshops, immigration clinics, and community resource sessions. The Foundation’s funding is having an immediate impact even during these times, helping us adjust to offer online webinars for community members in both Spanish and English,” said South Bronx United Executive Director Andrew So

Foundation grants assist non-profit organizations with essentials-of-life issues such as child support, consumer debt, housing, access to health care and education, and family matters such as domestic violence and family stability. 

“The New York Bar Foundation has allocated nearly $650,000 in grants to 110 programs across New York significantly increasing the total number of grants over the past several years,” said Lucia Whisenand, chair of the Grant Review Committee.  “The issues we touch on are extensive and impact people in life-changing ways.”

By raising awareness of the need for access to civil legal services and allocating resources to help meet these needs, the Foundation will help make access to justice a reality for New Yorkers and, thereby, enhance the understanding of and respect for the rule of law. 

“Through our grant-making program we help improve access to justice by providing seed grants to innovative legal projects piloting new ways to help those in need,” adds June Castellano, Vice-chair of the Grant Review Committee.  “When you give to the Foundation you help make a difference across New York State.”

The New York Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the charitable arm of the New York State Bar Association.  Established in 1950, the Foundation is dedicated to aiding charitable and educational projects to meet the law-related needs of the public and the legal profession.   At a time when the help of legal services organization are in great demand, the Foundation has established a COVID-19 Emergency Legal Relief Fund. Donations to the fund will assist New Yorkers across New York State in need of legal services due to the impacts of COVID-19 through their grant program.  Donations can be made at https://givetnybf.swell.gives/

To learn more about the Foundation visit www.tnybf.org or email Deborah Auspelmyer dauspelmyer@tnybf.org