Grantee Funding

Congress appropriates federal funding to LSC annually to provide grants to legal services organization. In 2016, LSC distributed basic field funding to 134 grantees based on poverty population data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, LSC grantees supplement the congressionally appropriated funds they receive 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 39.4% of all funding sources that LSC grantees receive (excluding carryover funding amounts). Data presented are inflation-adjusted in 2016 dollars based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Inflation Calculator (  

Note: The dashboard below provides access to all reported sources of grantee funding from 2008 to 2016. We have inserted the current year’s Basic Field Grant amount at the top for reference. 

To further explore differences in funding sources among States and Organizations, please make a selection below. Hovering over each graph will display additional information.