E-Newsletter February 2015

February 2015 E-Newsletter

Fiscal Year 2015 Grant Awards Announced

In December 2014, the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation announced grants totaling $1.3 million to 16 nonprofit organizations providing legal aid to Illinoisans in crisis.  Four groups were added to the list this year. READ MORE about the amazing work of IEJF grantees.

Justice in Action:  LAF

Meet Melvin and Ronnie.  The two dapper brothers were about to lose their family home to foreclosure when IEJF grantee LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago) stepped in to help.  READ MORE to learn how LAF’s advocacy and a little brotherly love saved the day.


Justice Leader:  Nannette Castaneda Fosen

The IEJF welcomes Nannette Fosen to its Board of Directors.  Nan serves as an Associate General Counsel for State Farm and comes highly recommended by founding Board member Jeffrey Jackson who describes her as “all aces”. We wholeheartedly agree. READ MORE