Grant Awards

2014 OBF GRANT AWARDS:

Center for Children & Families Inc.
General support for Divorce Visitation Arbitration Program to provide court ordered parent education, court letters, and supervised visitation and exchange services for children in Cleveland County, our third largest populated county plus some in surrounding counties
$10,000
Community Crisis Center Inc.
Support to maintain part-time Court Advocate for victims of violence in Ottawa County
$5,000
Domestic Violence Intervention Services Inc
Civil legal services and advocacy support for victims of violence in Tulsa and Creek Counties
$12,000
Family & Children’s Services Inc., Tulsa County Family Court Program
Support for the Tulsa Family Court Program in Tulsa County
$7,000
Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma Inc.
Funding to maintain part-time Court Advocate for victims of violence in Carter and Murray Counties
$5,000
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc.
Statewide support funding to provide free critical civil legal services for low-income and elderly Oklahomans
$160,000
Marie Detty Youth & Family Services Center Inc.
Funding for a part-time Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Victims’ Court Advocate in Comanche and surrounding counties
$12,000
OBA-YLD High School Mock Trial Program
Total overall presentation of the statewide Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Program through to national competition
$46,600
Oklahoma Low-Income Taxpayer Legal Clinic at OILS
Support funding for the statewide Low-Income Taxpayer Legal Services Clinic for low-income Oklahomans
$10,000
OCU Law School American Indian Wills Legal Clinic
Funding towards the clinic to provide legal services and to further educate law students as well as the legal community on complex Indian law trust issues in Oklahoma across the state
$18,000
Oklahoma Lawyers for Children Inc.
Support for staff cordination of attorney pro bono legal services for deprived children in Juvenile Court and representation at emergency show cause hearings in Oklahoma County, our largest populated county
$40,000
Tulsa Lawyers for Children, Inc.
Support for staff cordination of attorney pro bono legal services for deprived children in Juvenile Court and representation at emergency show cause hearings in Tulsa County, our second largest populated county
$25,000
Senior Law Resource Center Inc.
Law-student interns project for elderly citizens; providing free legal servicesĀ and educational outreach programs to promote informed, thoughtful diminished capacity, incapacity planning, and for the prevention of elder financial exploitation in Oklahoma and surrounding counties, includes website and e-news outreach
$12,000
Teen Court, Inc. of Comanche County
Support for program maintenance for presentation of Teen Court serving first time juvenile offenders and their peers in Comanche County plus some educational outreach
$17,500
TU Boesche Legal Clinic, Immigrants Rights Project
Clinical legal education program to provide civil legal services to vulnerable non-citizen residents of Oklahoma while providing law-students with educational and professional development opportunities, includes represenation in Immigration Court
$6,766
Tulsa County Public Defender
Technology funding to support new women and children’s violence project in Tulsa County
$2,000
William W. Barnes Children’s Advocacy Center Inc., Child Abuse Prevention
Specialized abuse prevention training and ourtreach to Recognize, Respond and Report child abuse for educational, law enforcement and child welfare personnel in an ongoing effort to reduce trauma to child abuse victims in Rogers, Mayes & Craig Counties
$3,000
YMCA of Oklahoma, Youth & Government Program
Support in full for presentation of the Statewide Youth Model Legislative Day for 7th and 8th students and the new ABA National Judicial Competition
$4,000
Oklahoma District Court Programs
Technology projects to improve administration of and access to justice in Adair, Beckham, Blaine, Cleveland, Custer, Harper, Hughes, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Tulsa County District Courts
$86,615
Youth Services of Tulsa, Broken Arrow Youth Court
Support for presentation of the legal component of the Youth Court first time juvenile offender’s program in Broken Arrow
$5,000
OBF’s Chapman-Rogers Law School Scholarships $7,500
OBF’s Maurice H. Merrill Memorial Scholarship $500
OBF’s Thomas L. Hieronymus Memorial Oil & Gas Scholarship $500
Oklahoma Bar Foundation Fellows Law School Scholarships $15,000
OBF’s Phillips Allen Porta Memorial Legal Ethics Scholarship $500
Total 2014 OBF Grant Awards $511,481
Early OBF Grants, 1946 to 1986 $513,160
Children’s Advocacy and Pro Bono Legal Service Programs $821,250
Family Law, Literacy & Senior Programs $620,657
Law-Related Historical Preservation Projects $10,500
Military-Veterans Pro Bono Legal Assistance Projects $17,000
Memorial and Other Special Projects $48,780
Children’s Law-Related Education & High School Mock Trial Programs $1,691,962
Legal Service Providers, Civil Legal Services $5,995,958
Oklahoma Disaster Legal Relief Programs $10,496
National Disaster Legal Relief Programs $39,270
Oklahoma Access & Assistance Programs $62,516
Oklahoma Judicial Conference and Other Court Access Programs $846,992
Public Defender/Indigent Defense Projects $40,128
Public Law-Related Educational and Awareness Programs $42,445
Youth Court First Offender Peer Programs $117,000
Scholarships, Research & Legal Clinics $968,494
TOTAL OF ALL OBF GRANTS AND AWARDS $11,846,608