Grants

BANK OF AMERICA GRANTEES

The South Carolina Bar Foundation is proud to announce the fourteen South Carolina nonprofits who received funding from a special grant program established as a result of a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Bank of America.

  • Antioch Educational Center

    The Antioch Educational Center works with SC Legal Services to provide legal advice to residents of Jasper County. AE works to increase the number of residents of Jasper, Hardeeville, and Ridgeland receiving legal services. Visit website >>

  • Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation

    CHPP delivers legal services to low-income persons in need of assistance with heirs’ property issues. The team works to enhance the capacity of attorneys, legal professionals and students to provide legal education and direct legal services in the Lowcountry. Visit website >>

  • Charleston Legal Access

    Charleston Legal Access is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to expanding access to legal services and rights in South Carolina. CLA serves moderate and low income individual clients, providing legal representation at reduced fees calculated on a sliding scale, and participates in litigation to overcome systemic injustice. Visit website >>

  • Charleston Trident Urban League

    The Charleston Trident Urban League (CTUL) promotes diversity and racial inclusion and provides multifaceted programs that assist African Americans and all other underserved groups to achieve social equality and economic self-sufficiency. Visit website >>

  • Greenville County Human Relations Commission

    The Greenville County Human Relations Commission is a HUD-approved local Housing Counseling Agency and a Local Fair Housing Agency. Almost five decades ago a small group of ministers, college professors, prominent citizens and a few regular folks began meeting to discuss the rising racial tension in the area. Together they developed an action plan to mend relations and to open the lines of communication between the races. In 1969, Mayor Cooper White created the Human Relations Commission.
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  • Lowcountry Legal Volunteers

    LLV is a freestanding legal services office in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area that utilizes volunteers – both lawyers and others – to meet the civil legal needs of the community. Visit website >>

  • One-Eighty Place Homeless Justice Project

    The shelter provides an on-site legal clinic that supports the legal needs of hundreds of homeless men and women in Charleston. The Project currently provides services to roughly 600 homeless individuals each year. Visit website >>

  • SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center

    Appleseed fights to uphold individuals’ rights to food, shelter, education and access to justice. The goals of the Center are to ensure the law is fair, to educate the public and their advocates about the law, and to assist attorneys in bringing systemic litigation where the law is unfair. Visit website >>

  • SC Bar Pro Bono Program

    The South Carolina Bar's mission is to advance justice, professionalism and understanding of the law. To that end, the pro bono program provides educational opportunities to the public, hosting clinics on legal issues that assist individuals in recognizing and handling legal matters, offering advice and counseling and/or full representation to those who cannot afford lawyers. Visit website >>

  • SCCADVASA

    South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) is the statewide coalition of organizations providing intervention services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and Primary Prevention programs to students and communities across the state. Visit website >>

  • South Carolina Environmental Law Project

    The South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) is a non-profit public interest law firm, dedicated to the protection of the South Carolina's environment. SCELP provides concerned citizens and environmental groups the services of attorneys with broad experience in environmental law, and we handle a wide variety of cases throughout the state. Visit website >>

  • SC Legal Services

    SCLS is the sole statewide provider of civil legal services to low-income South Carolinians. SCLS continues to develop more aggressive advocacy and strengthen the capacity of lead attorneys and substantive work units. SCLS addresses all areas of poverty law but focuses its work in the areas of tax, housing, consumer protection, public benefits, domestic violence, education and elder law. Visit website >>

  • University of South Carolina School of Law Veterans Legal Clinic

    The Veterans Legal Clinic will serve a range of legal needs of indigent veterans in the state of South Carolina. The clinic will providing free, direct legal assistance on credit problems and related financial matters, housing issues, government benefits and family law issues. Visit website >>