About the Texas Access to Justice Foundation

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation is the leading funder of legal aid in Texas. The organization is committed to the vision that all Texans will have equal access to justice, regardless of their income.

The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1984 to administer the newly implemented Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program. Since then, TAJF has diversified its funding sources to include public funding and private donations.

The Foundation grants millions of dollars per year to approximately 40 organizations statewide that provide free civil legal assistance to low-income Texans. With TAJF grants, legal aid organizations provide free legal assistance in civil matters, such as protection from domestic violence and assistance with housing issues, to more than 100,000 low-income Texans each year. 

Recent News


We're Hiring a Program Officer & Development Director

Nov. 17, 2015

Western Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

Nov. 17, 2015

TAJF Honors Jim Harrington with Kleinman Award

Nov. 6, 2015

Nathan L. Hecht and William H. McRaven: It’s our turn to help veterans - Dallas Morning News

Nov. 4, 2015

Nov. 9- 13 is Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week

Oct. 26, 2015

Pro Bono Week Celebrated at Texas Access to Justice Luncheon

Oct. 1, 2015

TAJF Announces Grants for Veterans' Legal Services

Sept. 8, 2015

Two New Members Appointed to the TAJF Board

July 30, 2015

TAJF Awards More Than $63 Million in Grants to 30 Legal Organizations for 2015-17

July 3, 2015

TAJF accepting new grant applications for legal services for victims of sexual assault and veterans

June 16, 2015

TAJF Names 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellows

June 3, 2015

Texas Legislature Provides Funding for State's Legal Aid System

May 17, 2015

All Texans should have access to the justice system - McAllen Monitor

May 6, 2015

HB 1079 Moves to Senate -- Addresses Critical Legal Aid Funding Shortfall

May 4, 2015

Editorial: Texas must expand funding for legal aid - Dallas Morning News

March 31, 2015

More state money is needed to provide legal representation for the poor - Austin American Statesman

March 18, 2015

Legal aid for poor merits legislative approval - San Antonio Express-News

Feb. 18, 2015

Legal Aid Funding Shortfall Creates Risk for Texans and the State - Highlights of Press Conference

Feb. 13, 2015

Press Conference on Legal Aid Funding to be held Feb. 18 at the Capitol


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