2021 Powerful Communities Projects
The WSBA invites you to partner on the Powerful Communities Projects, an initiative designed to amplify communities who experience poverty and marginalization, work with members of WSBA, and advance the implementation of the State Plan for the Coordinated Delivery of Legal Aid to Low-Income People. Powerful Communities Projects will be offering nine $3,000 grants.
Our vision of success for the Powerful Communities Project is that organizations will be able to work with more people who experience poverty, develop or expand meaningful partnerships with community-based organizations serving underrepresented communities, and increase pro bono opportunities for WSBA members. Criteria, expectations, and more. Learn more FY21 WSBA Powerful Communities Projects - Grant Information .
We encourage organizations to collaborate with each other to develop innovative projects. We invite Qualified Legal Service Providers, Minority Bar Associations, and nonprofit organizations working with nonprofit legal organizations to apply!
Grading criteria and rubric used can be accessed here.
Applications open Monday, Dec. 7, 2020.
Applicants submit proposals by Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.
Partners notified by email by Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.
Partners expend funds by Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
Partners submit invoices and W-9s by Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.
Partners complete and submit reports by Friday, Oct. 29, 2021
Laura Sanford, LauraS@wsba.org
The Washington State Bar Association was pleased to partner with the following partner organizations in 2020.
- Catholic Charities, Serving Central Washington, Kinship Navigator Program
- Chelan Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services
- Colectiva Legal de Pueblo
- Kitsap Legal Services
- Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
- Living with Conviction
- Olympia Free Clinic
- Pierce County Minority Bar Association & Legal Pathways
- Pierce County Minority Bar Association & Tacoma Pro Bono
- QLaw Foundation
- Spokane County Volunteer Lawyers Program
- Unemployment Law Project
- World Relief Spokane, Immigration Services