PILI has recently received renewed funding from several funders. We are so grateful for their continued support of PILI’s mission to engage, inspire and empower those advancing equal access to justice.
PILI has received a renewed grant of $12,000 from the CFCI Community Needs Grant of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. This grant will support PILI’s Law Student Internship Program and will specifically help fund an Intern in Peoria. PILI Law Student Interns work at legal service agencies for 400 hours during the summer or 200 hours during a school year semester. PILI ensures quality supervision by experienced agency attorneys, and providing extra educational, networking and mentoring opportunities. This grant will also support the Self-Represented Litigant Help Desks and the Conflict of Interest Pro Bono Panel in the Tenth Judicial Circuit including, Peoria and Tazewell counties. The Community Foundation of Central Illinois was created to serve donors with diverse interests at various levels of charitable giving and to strengthen the community through engaged grant making and strategic partnerships with other organizations.
PILI also received an increased grant in the amount of $55,000 from the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (IEJF) to support PILI’s efforts providing self-help legal assistance through several of our projects across the state, including Self-Represented Litigant Help Desks in the Third, Sixth and Tenth Judicial Circuits, Illinois Free Legal Answers and Legal Help Within Reach. The funding for the IEJF, which comes through an appropriation through the Office of the Attorney General, directly helps families in crisis, victims of domestic violence and seniors facing abuse and financial exploitation. The IEJF supports innovative, cost-effective legal aid programs that empower clients to resolve legal issues and regain control of their lives.
Thank you to these and all of our supporters!