Please Support The Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation


Thank you for considering a donation to The Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation.  We help people who are economically challenged resolve major life obstacles that require legal assistance.   Pro Bono lawyers handle approximately 1,500 cases a year.

But our resources are limited.  Cases cost money, and many of our clients live so near the poverty level that they struggle every month just to pay for food and shelter.  VLP pays myriad costs.  Examples include filing fees when necessary, transcripts, depositions, interpreter services for an increasing number of non-English speaking clients, and a small fee to attorneys who take more than two case referrals  from the VLP in a given year.  We depend on your financial support to pay these expenses.

You can dedicate your gift in honor or in memory of an individual if you wish, and we will recognize that gift in our Annual report.  The VLP Foundation is a 501(c) 3 so all contributions are tax deductible.

Won’t you help us make the system work for everyone by a making a contribution today?

Click here to Donate Online

Mail Donations

If you would prefer to mail us a check, please make it payable to The Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation.  Our address is: 215 E. Ninth Street, Suite 200, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

If you require further information, please contact Anne Lucas, Managing Attorney at 513.362.2769.

Donate through Planned Giving

You can provide support to the VLP Foundation in multiple ways that also help your estate tax and financial planning situation.

You can name us as a beneficiary in your will or trust.  You can also name us as beneficiary of an IRA, 401K, 403B or other qualified gift plan.  Finally, the VLP Foundation can be named as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy as well.

Any of these options may provide potential estate tax savings for your heirs and help the VLP Foundation. Please see your personal financial advisor to determine which is best for you.

For more information about donating to the VLP, please contact Anne Lucas, Managing Attorney at 513.362.2769.

Community Support

The support the VLP receives from law firms, attorneys, corporations and foundations is a statement of commitment for our mission by the community.  A list of donors that provide funding to the VLP can be viewed by clicking Annual Report.

We value every contribution and every donor.  All private donation income is used in support of our mission to resolve serious legal problems of low-income people, to promote economic and family stability, and to reduce poverty through effective legal assistance.  Funds are used in accordance with Legal Services Corporation and other funder regulations


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