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Natural Allies: Philanthropy and Civil Legal Aid

Investing to help low-income people solve their legal problems is smart, results-oriented philanthropy. Yet, civil legal aid for families living in poverty or near poverty has often been an overlooked partner in philanthropic efforts to improve the bedrock economic, social, and health conditions for low-income people and communities. Funders have an opportunity to help tackle barriers to equal justice and enhance their grantmaking programs. This report discusses what funders can do.