Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas

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Grants

Supporting those who support others

Over $850,000 and growing

 
The Corporate Counsel Section began awarding grants in 1997 and since that time has awarded $856,951, 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. Following a rigorous application and review process, the Section awarded $53,000 in grants during 2021-2022 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. 

$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