CURRENT GRANTS THE FOUNDATION IS FUNDING
The St. Petersburg Bar Foundation is honored to provide yearly grants to various projects which coincide with the mission of the Foundation – which is to fund, develop and promote efforts which enhance the legal profession and encourage better public understanding and access to the judicial system.
In 2017, the Foundation provided over $16,000 in grants. In the past four years alone, the Foundation is honored to have provided over $70,000 in grants.
The Foundation is currently providing grants to the following three projects:
Community Law Program
Community Law Program, Inc. (CLP) is a non-profit corporation formed in 1990 by members of the St. Petersburg Bar Association concerned about the civil legal needs of low income residents of South Pinellas County, Florida.
Lawyers for Literacy
Lawyers For Literacy is a non-profit organization of volunteer attorneys and judges in our community. Lawyers for Literacy helps struggling third-grade readers pass the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) and build a foundation for future success.
Pinellas Park High School Mock Trial Team
The Pinellas Park High School Mock Trial Team is an opportunity for Pinellas Park high school students to be a part of a trial simulation that allows students to take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses. The team participates in a state competition in Orlando, Florida, where they try cases against other judicial districts in the State.