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Lawyers Club Fund for Justice Statement of Purpose:
To make charitable gifts in the name of Lawyers Club of San Diego (“Lawyers Club”) and its members to facilitate education, research, funding and programming by grantees addressing social and legal issues related to the mission of Lawyers Club, to advance the status of women in law and society, including but not limited to matters such as the following:
1. Domestic and sexual violence against female victims with emphasis on legal services, education, awareness  and prevention;
2. Gender discrimination, harassment or bias against females; and
3. The unmet legal needs of females, particularly programs that support and improve the administration of justice.
In addition, another goal of the Fund for Justice is, in appropriate charitable contexts, to facilitate volunteerism and community service by members of Lawyers Club, and to bring positive public attention to the efforts of members of Lawyers Club in service to their communities.From time to time, the Board may adopt a strategic priority or issue, which the Fund for Justice should consider in both soliciting grant applications and recommending the award of grants.
Limitations: The Fund does not make grants or loans to the following:
- Organizations which are not 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations;

- Organizations having a religious, political or lobbying purpose, but not organizations where these activities are incidental to the primary organizational mission;
- Organizations whose primary function is to allocate funds to other charitable organizations or projects; or
- Projects outside San Diego County.

Annual Grant Funding Round:
Once annually the LC Fund for Justice Committee accepts grant applications for review. Submissions are due August 1, 2020. Once received, a Fund for Justice Committee member may contact the applicant to conduct a site visit in order to become more acquainted with the applicant organization. Grants if approved may be awarded from $500-$5,000 and we expect to notify applicants in November of decisions.
To Apply: Apply by using THIS FORM and by submitting the requested supplemental electronic information in PDF format with separate electronic PDF files with file names which include applicant name in the title. For example: "ACME” would submit PDF files named as follows: ACME application, ACME IRS determination, ACME financial statements 2017, ACME financial statements 2018, ACME 2019 budget and ACME board biographies. Do not send paper copies.

Successful applicants will be required to submit reports of the program’s progress to the Fund. An initial report will be expected at 9 months and subsequent reports as appropriate. Unused funds must be returned to the Fund for Justice. 

Lawyers Club of San Diego is proud to have supported these organizations through the Fund for Justice. 


Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County
Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition
Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence
Casa Cornelia Law Center
Center for Community Solutions
Central Elementary School
Christie's Place
Community Resource Center
Compass Family Center
Dress for Success San Diego
Family Literacy Foundation (see United Through Reading)
Film Arts Foundation
Free to Thrive
GenerateHope, Inc.
Girls, Inc.
Girls on the Run San Diego
Girls Rising
Girl Scouts-San Diego, Imperial Council, Inc.
Hannah's House (Griffin & Wong Institute for Education & Training)
Home Start, Inc.
International Rescue Committee
Juvenile Court Book Club, Inc.
Kids Turn San Diego
La Cuna, Inc.
Legal Aid Society of San Diego
Musicians for Education, Inc. - Street of Dreams
National Family Justice Center Alliance
New Entra Casa Corporation
North County Lifeline, Inc.
Palomar Health Foundation Forensic Health Services
Reading Legacies
San Diego Diplomacy Council
San Diego Family Justice Center Foundation
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program - Domestic Violence Program
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program - Women's Resource Fair
San Diego County Bar Foundation – Madge Bradley Distinguished Lawyer Memorial
Shakti Rising
Survivors of Torture, International
Think Dignity
TransFamily Support Services
Turning Point Home of San Diego
United Through Reading (formerly Family Literacy Foundation)
Voices for Children, Inc.
Women Empowerment International


Questions? Contact Elaine Lawrence, Executive Director, at