Meet Our Funders
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.
The Shield-Ayres Foundation strengthens organizations that effectively meet the basic human needs of the most vulnerable members of our community, provide access to educational opportunity and the arts, advocate for social justice, and promote land and water conservation. The Foundation’s grant helps VECINA continue to develop and expand our mentoring and training opportunities for pro bono asylum lawyers.
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.
As the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association, the Foundation works to improve public awareness of the legal system, the administration of justice, and the delivery of legal services. VECINA’s ReUnite Project is brought to you in part by the Austin Bar Foundation. The Austin Bar Association has also generously supported VECINA in addition to providing funding, including hosting CLE’s for both our Asylum Project and the ReUnite Project.
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.
Walker Gates Vela is a private immigration firm that fights every day to protect immigrant rights. They give to VECINA in solidarity with asylum seekers.