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We fund civil legal aid programs that protect people’s rights and empower them to improve their lives.

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Building a Fairer Civil Justice System

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Our Grantmaking

Civil Legal Aid

Our Civil Legal Aid grants fund programs that address the biggest legal needs across Illinois, such as family law, housing and access to government benefits.

Veterans

We fund programs that provide free legal assistance and information to veterans and active-duty military as part of the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN).

COVID Housing

Our COVID-Housing grants fund two programs: Eviction Help Illinois, a statewide network providing free legal help to people facing eviction; and the IL Foreclosure Prevention Program, providing free legal help to homeowners facing foreclosure.

Cannabis Expungement

We fund organizations that provide legal services to help people clear cannabis convictions off their record as part of New Leaf Illinois.

“The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation has been an invaluable partner to the state of Illinois over the past 20 years. The IEJF has helped hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents access the legal help they need in tough times and gain greater stability and financial independence.”

– Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul

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