IOLTA/IOTA Grants

The Connecticut Bar Foundation receives and distributes the interest generated from lawyers’ trust accounts (IOLTA) and the interest from entities having an account that receives loan proceeds from a mortgage lender (IOTA) to support nonprofit corporations whose principal purpose is providing legal services to the poor in Connecticut. This source of funding is also used to provide grants to the three law schools in Connecticut, which provide law school scholarships to qualified students based on financial need.

“The Connecticut Bar Foundation grant has allowed us to bring legal services to where the children are – in their schools, hospitals, community-based health centers.”

 - Martha Stone, Executive Director, Center for Children’s Advocacy, Inc.