Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas

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Grants

Supporting those who support others

Over $750,000 and growing

 
The Corporate Counsel Section began awarding grants in 1997 and since that time has awarded $750,951, primarily to pro bono legal service providers. All funds for these grants come from sources other than member dues, which are dedicated to providing member benefits. Primary among the sources of revenue for grants is the annual Corporate Counsel Institute, co-sponsored with the University of Texas CLE program. Following a rigorous application and review process, the Section awarded $65,000* in grants during 2019-2020 to the following pro bono legal services providers in Texas to support their efforts to develop and/or maintain programs that focus on providing volunteer and training opportunities for in-house and other corporate counsel. 


2009-2020 Grants

2020:
$10,000 - Advocate Legal Senior Center
$10,000 - American Gateways
$10,000 - Tahirih Justice Center
$5,000   - Texas Fair Defense Project
$10,000 - Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
$5,000   - Access to Justice Veteran's Gala
$2,000   - TMCP
$1,000   - Pro Bono Award 
*An additional $12,000 was granted in a supplemental, emergency award in light of COVID-19 this year to the following organizations ($2,000 each): The Beacon Houston, Human Rights Initiative, Catholic Charities Dallas, YMCA International, The Alliance and FVPS (Family Violence Protection Services)
$65,000 Total 2020
 
2019:
$10,000  Catholic Charities Dallas
$10,000  American Gateways Austin
$10,000  The Beacon Houston 
$6,000    Texas C‐Bar Statewide‐West Texas
$6,000    Texas Legal Services Center Statewide
$5,000    ATJ Annual Gala to Benefit Veterans Statewide
$1,000    TMCP Statewide
$1,000    Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award Statewide
$1,000    Justice for All Calendar Statewide
$50,000 Total 2019

2018:
$5,000  Texas C-Bar
$5,000  Tahirih Justice Center
$5,000  American Gateways
$5,000  The Beacon 
$5,000  Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
$5,000  Veterans' Legal Services of Central Texas
$5,000  Catholic Charities Caritas Legal Services
$5,000  Texas Access to Justice Foundation (Veterans' Gala)
$1,000  Justice for All Calendar
$1,000  Texas Access to Justice Commission Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award
$1,000  Texas Minority Counsel Program 
$48,000 Total 2018 
 
2017:
$7,500  The Beacon
$7,500  Earl Carl Institute 
$7,500  Human Rights Initiative
$7,500  Metroplex Veterans Legal Services
$7,500 Tahirih Justice Center
$5,000  American Gateways
$5,000  Texas Access to Justice Foundation (Veterans' Gala)
$2,000  Texas Minority Counsel Program
$1,000  Texas Access to Justice Commission Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award 
$50,500 Total 2017 
 
2016:
$10,000 Texas C-Bar/Legal Assistance to Microenterprise
$10,000 Metroplex Veterans Legal Services
$8,800  Texas Legal Service Center
$8,275  Disability Rights Texas
$5,000  American Gateways
$5,000 Texas Access to Justice Foundation (Veterans' Gala)
$2,000 Texas Minority Counsel Program
$1,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award
$50,075 Total 2016 
 
2015:
$8,000 Beacon Law
$8,000 Texas C-Bar/Legal Assistance to Microenterprise
$5,000 Tarrant County Bar Association
$5,000 Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
$5,000 Texas Legal Services Center
$5,000 Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
$5,000 Texas Access to Justice Foundation (Veterans' Gala) 
$3,000 Advocate Legal Senior Center
$3,000 Equal Justice Conference
$2,000 Texas Minority Counsel Program 
$1,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award 
$50,000 Total 2015
 
2014:
$10,000 Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.
$10,000 Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
$7,500 Tahirih Justice Center
$10,000 Cathedral Health Ministries Cathedral Justice Project
$5,000 Texas Access to Justice Foundation (Veterans’ Gala)
$1,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award
$1,000 Texas Minority Counsel Program
$44,500 Total 2014
 
2013:
$5,000 Texas Access to Justice Foundation (Veterans’ Gala benefitting Texas Veterans)
$5,000 Casa Marianella
$8,000 The Beacon a/k/a Cathedral Health & Outreach Ministries
$5,000 Texas Legal Services Center
$5,000 Tarrant County Bar Foundation
$6,076 C-BAR/LAMP (Legal Assistance to Microenterprises Project)
$2,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award
$500   Texas Minority Counsel Program 
$36,576 Total 2013
 
2012:
$10,000 Texas Access to Justice Foundation (Veterans’ Gala benefitting Texas Veterans)
$3,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission (Internship Program)
$1,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award
$1,000 Justice For All Calendar
$500 Texas Minority Counsel Program
$9,000 Texas C-BAR
$7,000 Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
$4,000 Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
$35,500 Total 2012
 
2011:
$10,000 Texas C-BAR
$8,250 Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
$7,750 Texas Young Lawyers Association
$3,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission (Internship Program)
$1,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission (Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award)
$30,000 Total 2011

2010:
$10,000 Texas C-BAR
$8,275 Texas Legal Services Center
$4,500 9 Texas law schools
$3,225 Justice For Children
$2,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission (Internship Program)
$1,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission (Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award)
$1,000 State Bar of Texas (Justice for All Calendar)
$30,000 Total 2010

2009:
$9,000 Texas C-Bar
$4,500 9 Texas law schools
$3,000 Texas Legal Services Center
$3,000 Justice For Children
$3,000 ProBar
$2,000 Texas Access to Justice Commission
$1,000 TAJF Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award
$25,500 Total 2009
 
Pro Bono Annual totals pre-2009 
$20,500 Total 2008
$19,500 Total 2007
$15,000 Total 2006
$20,500 Total 2005
$10,000 Total 2004
$13,500 Total 2002
$36,000 Total 2000 
$54,800 Total 1999
$25,000 Total 1998
$20,500 Total 1997