Previous Grant Awards

HYLF is proud to have contributed to many great non-profit organizations in our community throughout the years.  These organizations have helped further our mission, and have also met the other requirements we have set for Grant Applications.  That is, they seek to accomplish at least one of the following: (1) further justice and legal education through the sponsorship and encouragement of legal research, publications, institutes and forums; (2) institute and maintain legal aid facilities for the indigent or working poor and optimize aid grants from  governmental and private resources;  (3) support youth through athletic and educational forums; and/or (4) engage in any other activity that will promote and aid an improved system for the administration of justice and the improvement of the Bench and Bar in Harris County, Texas and surrounding areas. HYLF is committed to seeing these organizations succeed, and its Board regularly communicates with several of these past grant recipients.

Previous Grant Awards

HYLF is proud to have contributed to many great non-profit organizations in our community throughout the years.  These organizations have helped further our mission, and have also met the other requirements we have set for Grant Applications.  That is, they seek to accomplish at least one of the following: (1) further justice and legal education through the sponsorship and encouragement of legal research, publications, institutes and forums; (2) institute and maintain legal aid facilities for the indigent or working poor and optimize aid grants from  governmental and private resources;  (3) support youth through athletic and educational forums; and/or (4) engage in any other activity that will promote and aid an improved system for the administration of justice and the improvement of the Bench and Bar in Harris County, Texas and surrounding areas. HYLF is committed to seeing these organizations succeed, and its Board regularly communicates with several of these past grant recipients.

Previous Grant Awards

Supporting Great Causes

2019-2020 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Alex Roberts

  • Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Child Advocate
  • Children 4 Tomorrow
  • Gigi’s Playhouse
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers
  • Texas Center for the Missing
  • The Women’s House
  • YES Prep Public Schools

2018-2019 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Phil Haines

  • Aids Foundation Houston
  • Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Casa de Esperanza
  • Genesys Works
  • Gigi’s Playhouse
  • Harvest Community
  • Ms. JD
  • YES Prep Public Schools

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Cristina Lunders

  • Aids Foundation Houston
  • Arc
  • Breakthrough Houston
  • Casa de Esperanza
  • Children At Risk
  • CIS
  • Emerge
  • Houston Fifth Ward – Youth Advocacy Day
  • Gigi’s Playhouse
  • Small Steps Nurturing Center
  • Termite Watkins
  • Texas Center for the Missing
  • YES Prep

2016-2017 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Joshua Fuchs

  • Boys & Girls Harbor
  • BridgeYear
  • Disability Rights Texas
  • Houston Parks Board: Oak Forest Park
  • Memorial Assistance Ministries
  • Ms. JD
  • Restoring Justice
  • SER-Ninos Charter School System
  • Small Steps Nurturing Center
  • Social Motion

2015-2016 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Eric Cassidy

  • Arrow Child & Family Ministries – Freedom Place
  • Beacon Law
  • Bo’s Place
  • Casa de Esperanza
  • Children 4 Tomorrow
  • Making it Better
  • Texas Center for the Missing

2014-2015 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Heath Novosad

  • AVANCE Houston, Inc.
  • Beacon Law
  • Boys & Girls Harbor
  • Child Advocates
  • Literacy Advance of Houston
  • Making it Better
  • Tahirih Justice Center
  • Target Hunger
  • Texas Center for the Missing
  • Young Audiences of Houston
  • Bo’s Place
  • Casa de Esperanza
  • Children 4 Tomorrow
  • Making it Better
  • Texas Center for the Missing

2013-2014 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Aisha Young

  • Aids to Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Bo’s Place
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Casa de Esperanza
  • Children for Tomorrow
  • Hope & Healing
  • Lone Star Legal Aid
  • MD Anderson Family YMCA
  • Palmer Drug Abuse Program
  • Texas Center for the Missing
  • The Women’s Fund for Health Education & Research
  • Young Audiences of Houston
  • Zina Garrison Academy

2012-2013 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Mark Oehl

  • Bo’s Place
  • Boys & Girls Country of Houston, Inc.
  • Child Advocates
  • Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
  • Literacy through Photography
  • Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Palmer Drug Abuse Program
  • Search Homeless Services
  • Texas Center for the Missing
  • Texas Fair Defense Project
  • The Women’s Fund

2011-2012 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Gindi Eckel Vincent

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston
  • Boys & Girls Harbor
  • Boys & Girls Country of Houston, Inc.
  • Change Happens
  • Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
  • The Rise School
  • Texas Center for the Missing
  • WALIPP Preparatory Program
  • Young Audiences of Houston

2010-2011 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: David Walton

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston
  • Boys & Girls Harbor
  • Career Gear Houston
  • Casa de Esperanza
  • Foto Fest
  • Hamp’s Camp, Inc.
  • Palmer Drug Abuse Program
  • WALIPP Preparatory Program
  • Young Audiences of Houston

2009-2010 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Chris Northcutt

  • Bo’s Place
  • Boys and Girls Country
  • Brethel’s Place
  • Breed of Life
  • Change Happens
  • Houston Urban Debate League
  • HYLA & Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • SNAP Dog
  • Texas Center for the Missing
  • Young Audiences of Houston
  • Young Advocates

2008-2009 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: L. Bradley Hancock

  • Bo’s Place
  • Boys & Girls Harbor
  • FotoFest
  • Houston Area Respite Center
  • Hermann Park Conservancy
  • Justice for Children
  • Sean Ashley House
  • Theatre Under the Stars
  • Vietnamese Culture and Science Association

2007-2008 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Jessica Freedson

  • Bo’s Place
  • Boys & Girls Country
  • Camp for All
  • Child Advocates
  • Chinese Community Center
  • Hermann Park Conservancy
  • Houston Area Respite Center
  • Houston Institute for Culture
  • HYLA & Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Justice for Children
  • Texas Center for the Missing
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Houston

2006-2007 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Rob Fowler

  • Camp for All
  • Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc.
  • Families Under Urban and Social Attack
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Healthcare for the Homeless
  • HYLA & Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Texas Center for the Missing
  • Youth Education Seminars (YES)

2005-2006 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Karen Lister Conticello

  • Children’s Legal Services of Houston
  • Families Under Urban and Social Attack
  • Houston Institute for Culture
  • HYLA & Southwest Juvenile Defender Center
  • I Have a Dream
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Hickman Chapter
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Sam Houston Chapter
  • Southwest Juvenile Defender Center
  • United Cerebra Palsy of Greater Houston, Inc.

2004-2005 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Maureen Garrett

  • Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Child Advocates
  • Gabriel’s Gifts Missing Children’s Organization
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Hickman Chapter
  • Houston READ Commission
  • Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts (TALA)
  • The Children’s Assessment Center

2003-2004 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Julie Baumgarten

  • Blaffer Gallery
  • Gabriel’s Gifts Missing Children’s Organization
  • Laura Recovery Center
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Hickman Chapter
  • Star of Hope
  • Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts (TALA)
  • Variety Club of Houston

2002-2003 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Chris Samuelson

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2001-2002 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: Ian Scharfman

  • Initiatives for Children, Inc.
  • Justice for Children
  • Communities in Schools
  • American Festival for the Arts
  • Sheltering Arms Senior Services

2000-2001 Grant Recipients

HYLF Chair: M. Coy Connelly

  • American Festival for the Arts
  • Aspiring Youth of Houston
  • Communities in Schools
  • Justice for Children
  • Variety Club of Houston