The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) Board of Trustees recently approved $415,500 in grants to 10 Ohio nonprofit organizations through its Spring Grant Cycle. Each project supports the OSBF’s mission to educate the public about the rule of law and build a better justice system.
Grants awarded this cycle will support projects that empower individuals with disabilities, expand the reach of legal resources and education to rural areas, educate survivors of domestic violence about their legal rights, support individuals and families navigating the mental health system, and more.
“Through the distribution of these grants, our goal is to drive meaningful change within Ohio’s justice system, empowering individuals and communities,” said Judge David Hejmanowski, OSBF President. “These funds will have a lasting and positive impact, and we are excited to see the results of these strategic investments in creating a more fair and effective justice system for all Ohioans.”
In addition to grants that serve the entire state of Ohio, this year’s OSBF Spring Grants included the following:
21,500 to JusticeMobile for the JusticeMobile Program Expansion – Rural Areas project to expand the geographical reach of the JusticeMobile by funding additional monthly pro bono legal clinics in rural counties, providing crucial access to legal resources and education for individuals with lower incomes. The project serves Ashland, Crawford, Delaware, Erie, Franklin, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Richland, Seneca & Wyandot counties.