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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Funding Sources

Acton-Boxborough United Way
Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation
Bar Association of Norfolk County
BayPath Elder Services, Inc
Boston Bar Foundation
The Boston Foundation
The Brack Family Fund
Charles H. Farnswroth Trust
Concord-Carlisle Community Chest
Emergency Solutions Grant
Ezra M. Cutting Trust
Foundation for MetroWest 
Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund
HESSCO Elder Services, Inc
Ilene Beal Foundation
Klarman Foundation 
The Keel Foundation
Massachusetts Bar Foundation
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) through a Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) grant from             the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Maynard Community Chest
MetroWest Health Foundation
MutualOne Charitable Foundation
Perpetual Benevolent Fund
Staples Educational Foundation
The Sudbury Foundation
Volunteer Lawyer's Project