Gold Level Donors

The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) mobilizes Chicago’s legal community to use their time, money and influence so that low-income and disadvantaged people in the Chicago area can access the legal help they need. Through grants, advocacy, pro bono and partnerships, the CBF takes a system-wide approach to improving access to justice. The CBF is the charitable arm of The Chicago Bar Association.

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF), a 501 c 3 tax exempt organization, distributes funding appropriated by the State to support not-for-profit legal aid programs. The funding for the IEJF, which comes through an appropriation through the Office of the Attorney General, directly helps families in crisis, victims of domestic violence and seniors facing abuse and financial exploitation. The IEJF supports innovative, cost-effective legal aid programs that empower clients to resolve legal issues and regain control of their lives. These programs offer information, guidance, advice, representation and tools to help clients understand the legal system and their rights within it.

For more than 100 years, Kirkland has provided exceptional service to clients around the world in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property, restructuring and counseling matters. The groundwork has been established for another century of superior legal work and client service.

The Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois (LTF) is the largest state-level funder of civil legal aid for the poor in Illinois. Established as a non-profit foundation in 1983, LTF makes grants from revenue generated by the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program as well as a legal aid fee assessed on Illinois lawyers as part of the annual attorney registration process.

The Polk Bros. Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago. We partner with local nonprofit organizations that work to reduce the impact of poverty and provide area residents with better access to quality education, preventive health care and basic human services. Through our grantmaking, we strive to make Chicago a place where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Sidley offers clients extensive litigation experience in trial, appellate and arbitration matters spanning virtually every area of substantive law. Main practice areas include general and commercial litigation, regulatory and financial litigation, antitrust, white collar criminal defense, environmental, life sciences, patent and other intellectual property litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation, international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, and international trade law.

Silver Level Donors

Illinois Disability Association Mayer Brown Schiff Hardin

Bronze Level Donors

Ankin Law Office Illinois Bar Foundation Jenner & Block Much Shelist Public Interest Law Initiative - PILI Quarles & Brady LLP Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Winston & Strawn LLP

Charles H. & Bertha L. Boothroyd Foundation
The Crown Family
Edwin S. del Hierro
Francis Beidler Foundation
John G. Searle Family Trust