EIN 52-1109547

District of Columbia Bar Foundation (DCBF)

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The Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was established in 1977 to provide a vehicle for lawyers and law firms to contribute to legal services organizations in the District of Columbia.

Program areas at DCBF

Access to justice grants. In 2007, The dc Bar Foundation began awarding grants under The access to justice grants program (atj grants) when The council of The District of Columbia designated The dc Bar Foundation as administrator of these funds. Atj grants support organizations that provide legal assistance in three areas: (a) underserved areas in dc; (b) housing-related matters; and (c) to support a shared legal services interpreter bank. Since 2007, over $40 million has been awarded to provide critical legal assistance to dc's poor and underserved.
Private and bank settlement funds grants. The dc Bar Foundation's private grants program, which began in 1978 when dc Bar Foundation was founded, has provided over $25.5 million in critical operating support to dc legal aid providers. These private grants provide unrestricted funds support to help cover overhead costs, such as rent and client record databases, which are not always covered by other grants these organizations receive. These grants are funded by private contributions and revenue received through The interest on lawyers trust accounts (iolta) program, a program created by The District of Columbia court of appeals in 1985. In 2015 and 2016, The dc Bar Foundation received money from three bank settlements. The Foundation created three, one-time grant programs with these funds. These grants were awarded to foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment projects.
Civil legal counsel projects program grants. In 2017, The council of The District of Columbia created The civil legal counsel projects program and designated The dc Bar Foundation as its administrator. The council restricted these funds to eviction defense for low-income dc residents. In 2018, The first year of grant program, The dc Bar Foundation awarded over $4.1 million to legal aid organizations that are providing legal representation to low-income dc tenants facing eviction proceedings in landlord-tenant court.

Form 990s for DCBF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-092021-01-21990View PDF
2018-092019-09-14990View PDF
2017-092018-11-15990View PDF
2016-092017-08-22990View PDF
2016-062017-09-25990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds District of Columbia Bar Foundation (DCBF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Venable FoundationFor General Support$12,500
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...and 4 more grants received

Grants made by DCBF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Legal Aid Society of the District of ColumbiaHousing Preservation Project$929,910
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...and 71 more grants made

Financials for DCBF

RevenuesFYE 09/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,515,822
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$25,127
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,930
Net income from fundraising events$2,679
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$12,541,698

Personnel at DCBF

Kirra L JarrattChief Executive Officer Director$159,913
Mark Johnson-LewisEvaluation and Impact Manager Director
J. Daryl BylerDirector of Development and Communications Director
 Subscribe to viewDirector of Programs Director$121,580
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...and 8 more key personnel

Organizations like DCBF

Michigan State Bar Foundation (MSBF)Lansing, MI$3,371,017
Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF)Austin, TX$20,270,171
Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF)New Orleans, LA$11,047,652
Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF)Chicago, IL$4,288,726
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)Boston, MA$39,451,968
The Florida Bar FoundationMaitland, FL$21,874,138
Connecticut Bar FoundationHartford, CT$15,421,672
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN)Harrisburg, PA$32,479,491
Wisconsin Trust Account FoundationMadison, WI$3,251,142
Legal Services Corporation of Virginia (LSCV)Richmond, VA$13,077,411
Legal Foundation of WashingtonSeattle, WA$19,708,394
Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF)Denver, CO$4,202,896
Massachusetts Bar Foundation (MBF)Boston, MA$3,724,063
Los Angeles Police Foundation (LAPF)Los Angeles, CA$9,655,223
Kosair Charities CommitteeLouisville, KY$16,350,128
Texas CasaAustin, TX$33,525,023
Houston Bar FoundationHouston, TX$3,743,422
Answer the call / Ny Police and Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit FundincNew York, NY$6,645,326
Maine Children's Trust IncorporatedAugusta, ME$11,110,179
Korean-American Senior Mutual AssociationFlushing, NY$4,226,074
Food Bank of Western New YorkBuffalo, NY$24,645,821
Lawyers Trust Fund of IllinoisChicago, IL$15,354,235
St Louis Police FoundationSt Louis, MO$10,378,796
Atlanta Police FoundationAtlanta, GA$10,848,654
Iowa State Fair FoundationDes Moines, IA$13,796,011
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General information
80 M Street Se No 100
Washington, DC 20003
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(202) 467-3750
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
I12: Crime and Legal-Related Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
5411: Legal Services
Parent/child status