Grantee Funding

Congress annually appropriates federal funding to LSC to provide grants to legal services organizations. In 2017, 133 civil legal aid programs received Basic Field Grants from LSC. The grants are based on poverty population data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. LSC grantees supplement congressionally appropriated funds from LSC with grants and contracts from other sources, such as state and local grants, Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) funds, grants from philanthropic foundations, and contributions from private donors. Nationwide, LSC funding represents 37.4% of all funding that LSC grantees receive (excluding carryover funding amounts).

Note: The dashboard below provides access to all reported sources of grantee funding from 2008 to 2017. We have inserted the current year’s Basic Field Grant amount at the top for reference. Data presented are inflation-adjusted in 2017 dollars based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Inflation Calculator.


The default information displayed is from the entire country. You can narrow your search to a specific state or organization by using the drop-down menus. When you hover over a graph, more detailed statistics will display.