Legal Services Corporation
America's partner for equal justice
Congress created the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in 1974 to ensure that low-income individuals and families have access to assistance to resolve civil legal problems. Funding for LSC provides access to justice and due process of law for millions of low-income Americans every year. Today, LSC is the largest single funder of civil legal aid in the country. As a grant-making organization, LSC distributes nearly 95% of our federal appropriation to eligible nonprofits delivering civil legal aid. LSC awards grants through a competitive process and currently funds 132 independent legal aid organizations with 855 offices serving every county in every state, the District of Columbia, and the territories.