2018 Grantees

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation’s newly named Grantees are projected to help over 60,000 Oklahomans gain access to legal services, court advocacy and legal education in 2018.  All of the organizations will use the funding they receive to further the OBF’s mission to ensure justice is possible for all Oklahomans.  In order to receive funding, each of the non-profits submitted applications detailing how their programs aid Oklahomans in need, and particularly highlighted their programs’ impact – how many individuals they served this year, and their projected needs for 2018.  Agency staff across the state emphasized to the OBF the increasing number of people they believe will need aid with legal services in the upcoming year.  During in-person interviews with the OBF Grants & Awards Committee, they noted that funds such as those provided by the OBF are critical to meet the growing needs they see daily in their program activities.

The OBF Board of Trustees approved funding recommendations from the OBF Grants & Awards Committee at the September Board meeting, naming the following non-profit organizations as 2018 IOLTA Grantees:


Grantee Program Area of Service Lives Impacted Funding Amount
Center for Children & Families Divorce Visitation Arbitration Cleveland & Oklahoma Counties 900 $18,000
Community Crisis Center Court Advocate Ottawa, Craig & Delaware Counties 266 $5,000
Domestic Violence Intervention Services Court Advocacy and Legal Services Tulsa & Creek Counties 3,313 $20,000
Family & Children’s Services Family Court Tulsa County 9,600 $7,000
Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Law & Public Safety Academy Northeast Oklahoma City 50 $18,000
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Civil Legal Services Statewide 21,719 $85,000
Marie Detty Youth & Family Services Domestic Violence Court Advocate Comanche, Cotton & Caddo Counties 775 $15,000
Mock Trial High School Mock Trial Statewide 720 $50,000
Oklahoma City University School of Law American Indian Wills Clinic Statewide 150 $30,000
Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau Literacy Initiative Oklahoma County 160 $7,000
Oklahoma Guardian Ad Litem Institute Guardian Ad Litem Services Statewide 260 $18,067
Oklahoma Lawyers for Children Legal Services for Abused & Neglected Children Oklahoma County 3,000 $54,000
Teen Court Delinquency Prevention for First Offenders Comanche County 800 $49,567
The Care Center ROAR Education Program Oklahoma County 15,000 $5,000
The Spero Project The Common – Legal  Services for Refugees Oklahoma City Metro 300 $15,000
Tulsa Lawyers for Children Legal Services for Abused & Neglected Children Tulsa County 400 $40,000
University of Tulsa Law School Immigrant Rights Project Statewide 34 $8,866
William W. Barnes CAC Recognizing, Reporting & Responding to Child Abuse Rogers, Mayes & Craig Counties 900 $4,000
YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City Oklahoma Youth in Government Statewide 600 $5,500
Youth Services of Tulsa, Inc. Youth Court Tulsa & Ottawa Counties 550 $10,000
YWCA Tulsa Immigration Legal Services Tulsa Metropolitan Area 600 $15,000


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