OBF Announces 2023 Grantee Partners

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation is excited to announce $743,624 in grants to thirty-seven nonprofit programs for fiscal year 2023. These programs are expected to assist over 58,000 Oklahomans with legal services and support, including children and families, court-ordered diversion program participants, domestic violence survivors, refugees, immigrants, and others in need of civil legal aid and law-related education.

Grant funding for OBF Grantee Partners is made possible by Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and OBF fundraising, including the OBF’s 75th Anniversary Event, Diamonds & Disco.

Grantee Partner Organizations

Grantee Program/Service Area of Service Amount Lives Impacted
CASA of Canadian County Advocacy for Abused Children Canadian County $10,000.00 131
CASA of Southern Oklahoma Advocacy for Abused Children Carter County $10,000.00 72
CASA for Kids Advocacy for Abused Children Kay, Logan, Payne Counties $7,500.00 212
CASA of Northeast Oklahoma Advocacy for Abused Children Rogers, Delaware and Washington Counties $10,000.00 202
CASA of Oklahoma County Advocacy for Abused Children Oklahoma County $10,000.00 726
CASA of Western Oklahoma Advocacy for Abused Children Beckham, Custer & Washita Counties $10,000.00 223
Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma Immigration Legal Services Muskogee, Osage & Tulsa Counties $25,000.00 890
Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City Immigration Legal Services Canadian, Cleveland & Oklahoma Counties $35,000.00 624
Center for Children & Families Court Ordered Divorce & Co-Parenting Program Cleveland & Oklahoma Counties $15,000.00 1,537
Citizens for Juvenile Justice Literacy Initiative Oklahoma County $4,399.50 75
Citizens for Juvenile Justice Connect to Redirect Program Oklahoma County $4,725.00 1,500
Community Crisis Center County Court Advocates Craig, Delaware & Ottawa Counties $9,000.00 550
Domestic Violence Intervention Services Domestic Violence Legal Program Tulsa & Creek Counties $15,000.00 3,312
Historical Society of the US District Court WD Law-Related Educational Film Statewide $2,500.00 400
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Civil Legal Services for Low-Income Statewide $85,000.00 25,000
Marie Detty Youth and Family Services Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention Services Caddo, Comanche, & Cotton Counties $15,000.00 899
Mary Abbott Children’s House Forensic Interviews for Abused Children Cleveland, Garvin, McClain Counties $5,000.00 1,000
Mental Health Association of Oklahoma Municipal Services Docket Tulsa County $20,000.00 240
Okla. Bar Assoc. – Young Lawyers Division  Mock Trial High School Mock Trial Program Statewide $50,000.00 750
OCU Wills Clinic American Indian Wills Clinic Statewide $30,000.00 100
Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation Advocacy & Support for Access to Justice Services Statewide $8,000.00 500
Oklahoma Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Mental Illness and Criminal Law Education Statewide $7,500.00 10,000
Oklahoma Guardian Ad Litem Institute GAL Services for Low-Income Families Statewide $50,000.00 235
Oklahoma Lawyers for Families Legal Services for Abused Children and Parents Canadian, Logan & Oklahoma Counties $69,000.00 1826
ReMerge of Oklahoma County ReMerge Diversion Program Statewide $8,000.00 85
Teen Court First-Time Juvenile Offender Peer Court Comanche County $15,000.00 1,050
The Care Center Victim Legal Services & Forensic Interviews Statewide $10,000.00 1,000
The Spero Project Immigration Legal Services Canadian, Cleveland & Oklahoma Counties $23,000.00 350
The Spring Shelter Sex Trafficking & Domestic Violence Statewide $10,000.00 2,259
Trinity Legal Clinic Community Justice Initiative Canadian, Cleveland & Oklahoma Counties $50,000.00 300
Tulsa Lawyers for Children Legal Services for Abused Children Tulsa County $50,000.00 275
University of Tulsa Legal Clinic Immigrants Rights Project Statewide $20,000.00 400
Western Plains Youth & Family Services Counseling Services for Juveniles in Detention Ellis, Harper & Woodward Counties $15,000.00 49
YMCA of Greater OKC Youth & Government Program Oklahoma County $5,000.00 789
YWCA Tulsa Immigration Legal Services Rogers, Tulsa & Wagoner Counties $15,000.00 668
Youth and Family Resource Center Advocacy for Abused Children Lincoln & Pottawatomie Counties $5,000.00 56
Youth Services of Tulsa First-Time Juvenile Offender Peer Court Tulsa County $10,000.00 400
TOTAL: $743,624.50 58685


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