Meet Our Funders

International Academy of Trial Lawyers Foundation

The International Academy of Trial Lawyers Foundation has made great strides, through its financial support, in promoting the Rule of Law, the administration of justice, and the training of judges and trial lawyers. IATL Foundation’s grant helps VECINA work towards justice for immigrants, including unaccompanied children and asylum seekers.


Akin is a global elite law firm built for the future. Akin provide innovative legal services and business solutions to a broad client base ranging from individuals and corporations to nations. It is one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 900 lawyers and professionals in 18 offices across the globe. With Akin’s future-focused approach and dedication to excellence, we are exceptionally well positioned at the intersection of commerce, policy and the law. Akin not only supports VECINA as a funder, but several of their nationally recognized immigration attorneys serve as mentors to VECINA pro bonos.

The Meadows Foundation

The Meadows Foundation was established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit and serve the people of Texas. The Foundation has disbursed more than $1.36 billion to 3,700 organizations across the state. Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations and public institutions in arts and culture, civic and public affairs, education, environment, health, human services, and initiatives focused on postsecondary completion, educator preparation, water conservation, depression, and homelessness. For additional information, visit

Lush Cosmetics

VECINA is a beneficiary of the Lush Charity Pot program. Lush believe it’s their responsibility to advocate for the environment, animals and people in need, as well as giving back to organizations locally and around the world. They do this through their Charity Pot program, ethical campaigns and their people. Charity Pot grants support small, grassroots organizations in North America and around the world that are working on the root cause of issues and creating long-term sustainable change. Lush supports Human Rights Organizations that stand for the rights, visibility and equality of all people worldwide and for the defense of those most vulnerable. They also support Animal Protection and Environmental Justice groups.


Clio is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based legal software, providing lawyers with low-barrier, affordable solutions to manage and grow their firms. Clio has generously donated access to Clio Manage and Clio Grow to VECINA so we can streamline our operations, help more people, and create a better experience for our staff and volunteers.

Graham Adair

Graham Adair is an immigration law firm specializing in employment-based immigration. They have offices in both San Jose, California and Austin, Texas. Graham Adair believes in VECINA’s mission for empowering immigrant justice advocates and supports VECINA to give back to the community.

Vinson & Elkins 

Vinson & Elkins is a trusted legal adviser to clients in the most important industrial, financial, and digital industries. Beyond handling complex transactions, investments, projects, and disputes worldwide, Vinson & Elkins’ pro bono initiatives provide our lawyers the opportunity to engage with the human side of practicing law and contribute meaningfully to our communities and those in need of representation. V&E is honored to continue its collaboration with VECINA to address the ongoing needs of immigration justice.