Colorado bar foundation

The Colorado Bar Foundation is honored to highlight the 2022 Grant Recipients! Join us in reviewing and celebrating the fantastic programs and services that the Foundation grants are helping to support.


A Kid's Place: $2,000       

Provides advocacy and support for abused and neglected children by advancing coordinated investigations, prosecution, and victim services. 


A Woman's Place, Inc.: $4,000    

Shelters and helps empower victims/survivors of domestic abuse to become safe, secure, and self-sufficient; and through education and collaboration, mobilizes our community to help prevent domestic violence


Advocates of Lake County, Inc.: $4,032    

Provides trauma-informed services and promotes a community where survivors of domestic and sexual violence may achieve personal autonomy. 


Bridge to Justice: $5,000               

As an impact-oriented social enterprise, bridges the gap between legal needs and legal access with affordable, high quality legal services. 


Casa Of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties: $3,000

Provides trained volunteers to advocate in court on behalf of abused and neglected children. 


CASA Of the Pikes Peak Region, Inc.: $3,000         

Provides a volunteer's voice in court for children who are victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic conflict and promotes community awareness of these issues to ensure safe and permanent homes. 


Central Visitation Program: $3,000           

Enhances low-income family relationships by providing supervised visits, safe exchanges, and parenting support. 


Child Advocates - Denver CASA: $3,000   

Advocates for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect by training diverse volunteers who create opportunities for children, youth and families to thrive. 


Colorado Bar Association – Our Courts Program: $3,000                

A nationally recognized program that offers nonpartisan informational presentations to further public knowledge and understanding of the state and federal courts in Colorado.  


Colorado Bar Association – Mock Trial Program: $7,500  

Creates an environment for hundreds of high school students across the state to learn about the judicial system while expanding their speaking, writing, reading, and analytical skills. 


Colorado Bar Association – Pro Bono Programs: $2,500   

The mission of the CBA Pro Bono Programs is to provide services to those in need across the State. 


Colorado Bar Association – COBALT Program: $2,000       

Enhances, promotes and inspires the leadership of the legal profession. 


Colorado Business Committee for the Arts: $3,000           

Advances Colorado’s creative economy by connecting business and the arts. 


Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition: $2,500         

Educates journalists and the public at large about their rights under Colorado’s open-government laws. It promotes freedom of the press, open courts and open access to government records and meetings at the state and local level. 


Colorado Juvenile Defender Center: $5,000          

Dedicated to ensuring justice for all youth in Colorado by protecting the rights of youth in the juvenile justice and education systems with direct representation & assistance to clients’ families, and elevating the practice of juvenile defense. 


Colorado Nonprofit Legal Center: $1,000               

Provides affordable legal services and governance education to nonprofits operating in Colorado, empowering them to expand their impact in the community. 


Colorado Springs Teen Court: $6,000       

Empowers youth and fosters resilient communities by inspiring accountability, empathy, and personal growth. 


COLTAF Block Grant: $50,000      

Administers Colorado's Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program to assist in legal services to the disadvantaged; improves the delivery of legal services; promotes knowledge and awareness of the law in the community; and improves the administration of justice. 


Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region: $5,000       

Provides quality childcare in a safe, family friendly environment for the children of individuals who have court-related business. 


Crossroads Safehouse, Inc.: $7,500           

Shelters, supports, advocates for, and empowers all people so we can live free of domestic violence and interpersonal abuse. 


Delta Eta Boule Foundation: $3,000         

Identifies, nurtures, and develops the next generation of Black leaders. 


Educating Children of Color: $3,000          

Dismantles the cradle-to-prison pipeline for children of color and children in poverty through education. 


Foster Source: $3,000     

Provides relevant training, resources and support to foster parents from a trauma-informed approach, giving them the skills and confidence to spark healing in vulnerable children. 


The University of Denver - Greater Colorado Law Student Experience: $5,000      

Promotes learning by engaging with students in advancing scholarly inquiry, cultivating critical and creative thought, and generating knowledge. Our active partnerships with local and global communities contribute to a sustainable common good. 


Hispanic Affairs Project: $3,000  

Promotes the integration of immigrants in Western Colorado through advocacy, leadership development, and providing key services. 


Hope House Colorado: $3,000     

Empowers parenting teenage moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children. 


Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County: $3,000           

Expands access to reliable legal services for the immigrant community, educates the immigrant population about U.S. law, and educates the general public about the legal difficulties encountered by immigrants to this country.


Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center (JAMLAC): $5,000      

Seeks justice for those struggling with poverty and oppression in a way that affirms their dignity and strengthens their capacity to positively direct their own lives. 


Korey Wise Innocence Project: $5,000     

Works with community volunteers, law students, multidisciplinary faculty, and volunteer attorneys to exonerate those persons wrongfully convicted in Colorado. We facilitate policy reform and promote discussion regarding contributing factors to wrongful conviction. 


LAW SCHOOL...Yes We Can: $3,300          

Advances inclusiveness in the legal profession by equipping fellows for their journey to law school and beyond.


Mi Casa Resource Center: $1,000              

Creates pathways to opportunity. 

Transforms the culture of incarceration by empowering human connection. 


Rise Above Violence: $5,000        

Helps crime victims to heal, recover and stabilize and to promote community efforts which prevent future incidents of violence. 


Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center: $3,000   

Advocates for children and youth, drive systemic reform, and boldly challenge the status quo so that every young person who has experienced trauma or instability has the opportunity to thrive. 


Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network: $5,000  

Serves low-income men, women, and children in immigration proceedings. RMIAN promotes knowledge of legal rights, provides effective representation to ensure due process, works to improve detention conditions, and promotes a more humane immigration system. 


Rocky Mountain Legal Center: $5,000      

Provides free and low cost direct legal services to individuals and families with an emphasis on preventive law and education. 


Rocky Mountain Veterans Advocacy: $5,000        

A non-profit, low-bono clinic that provides legal advocacy to veterans and military servicemembers to obtain disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs and discharge upgrades before the Department of Defense. 


Safe Passage: $5,000       

Gives abused children a voice and enable the healing process by acting as the single source of contact for medical, investigative, and legal services. 


Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley: $2,500     

Provides a comprehensive system of English/Spanish programs and services to address the needs of victims of domestic and family violence, abuse in later life, teen dating violence, and human trafficking. 


The Conflict Center: $3,000          

Equips people with practical skills to navigate, transform and embrace everyday conflict. 


Tri-County Health Network: $4,500          

Collaborates with our communities to improve health for everyone.


Women's Resource Center: $3,000           

Advocates for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women and girls in La Plata County. 




COLTAF Partnership Pro Bono Grantees

The following bar-sponsored pro bono programs have received joint Colorado Bar Foundation and COLTAF funding since 2013:

  • Alpine Legal Services (serving Pitkin, Garfield & Eagle counties) 
  • CLS of Boulder (serving Boulder County) 
  • Larimer County Bar Association (serving Larimer County) 
  • Pro Bono Project of Mesa County (serving Mesa County)
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers (serving Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert & Jefferson counties) 
  • NW Colorado Legal Services (serving Clear Creek, Eagle, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Lake, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt, Summit, Pitkin & Garfield counties)
  • Pikes Peak Justice & Pro Bono Center (serving El Paso & Teller counties) 
  • CLS Pueblo County Pro Bono Project (serving Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers & Pueblo counties) 
  • San Luis Valley Bar Association Pro Bono Project (serving the San Luis Valley) 
  • Volunteer Attorney Program (serving Archuleta, La Plata & San Juan counties and Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute Reservations)
  • Uncompahgre Volunteer Legal Aid (serving Montrose, Ouray & San Miguel counties) 
  • Weld County Legal Services (serving Weld County)