Many of the nonprofit legal aid organizations supported by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation will be significantly affected by funding cuts included in the proposed federal budget for 2018. The initial budget was announced on March 15.
The budget proposes to eliminate all funding for the Legal Services Corporation, which has championed legal aid for more than four decades.
Major cuts are also proposed to many other federal programs affecting people in Philadelphia struggling with poverty, housing, education, health care, and much more.
Please donate today to the Special Circumstances Campaign of the Bar Foundation. This crucial fundraising Campaign aims to provide an immediate infusion of resources to the legal aid nonprofits we support. In addition to facing potentially significant cuts in their federal and state funding, our local legal aid network is experiencing urgent increases in client demand for their services.
Thank you for helping us to respond to the greatest needs facing individuals and families and the highly effective legal aid organizations that serve them.