NCLEJ Named 2024 Grant Recipient By New York Bar Foundation 

NCLEJ is pleased to receive a $3,000 grant from the New York Bar Foundation to support our efforts to expand access to public benefits, support fair hearings, and prevent unfair fines and fees. 

“We’re honored to partner with the New York Bar Foundation to advance racial, economic, and disability justice across New York State,” said Dennis Parker, NCLEJ Executive Director. “Foundation grants make the difference by funding our efforts to empower low-income communities. On behalf of the team, I’d like to thank the New York Bar Foundation for their support of our work.”  

Foundation grants help non-profit organizations provide law-related programs that help people with lifechanging issues such as families facing homelessness, human trafficking survivors who struggle to find freedom, children in the midst of contentious custody battles, and so many more. 

“The Foundation is a network of compassionate lawyers, dedicated board volunteers, and diverse legal organizations grounded in their commitment and passion to change lives,” said Carla M. Palumbo, Foundation president. “We are dedicated to helping people access legal services and highlighting the good works of the legal profession.” 

The Foundation recently allocated more than $558,000 in grants to eighty-four programs across New York State. Lucia Whisenand, chair of the Grants Review Committee, noted “The Grants Review Committee members review numerous applications from across the state to select non-profits who will use these grants to help make justice a reality for millions of people throughout New York State.” 

 The New York Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. To learn more about the Foundation visit