MetroWest Legal Services receives funding from public and private sources including government agencies, law firms, corporations, foundations and individual donors.
Our primary source of funding comes from the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC), a nonprofit corporation established by the State Legislature in 1983 to ensure that low-income people with non-criminal legal problems would have access to legal information, advice and representation. MLAC allocates funds to civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts, through a combination of a state budget appropriation and revenue from the Massachusetts IOLTA (interest on lawyers' trust accounts) Committee.
Federal, state and foundation grants provide 40% of our funding, with an additional 20% provided by community programs and charitable foundations.
An increasing percentage of support comes from private individuals, law firms and businesses either through donations or sponsorships. This unrestricted revenue is critical in augmenting our general operating expenses.
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MWLS Funding Sources
Acton-Boxborough United Way
Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation
Andrew Ross and Leslie George Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest
Bar Association of Norfolk County
BayPath Elder Services, Inc
Boston Bar Foundation
Concord-Carlisle Community Chest
Emergency Solutions Program (HUD)
Foundation for MetroWest
HESSCO Elder Services, Inc
The Brack Family Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest
The Elizabeth B Kreske Foundation
The Eleanor F Langan Foundation
The Keel Foundation
Mass. Attorney General's HomeCorps Program
Massachusetts Bar Foundation
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)
Maynard Community Chest
MetroWest Health Foundation
Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
MutualOne Charitable Foundation
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Volunteer Lawyer's Project
Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Cooley Manion Jones LLP
Destination XL Group, Inc
Eagle Leasing, Inc
Law Office of Harriet Holzman Onello
NE MetroWest Insurance Agency
Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
United Benefit Services
VP Solutions, Inc