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You can make a real difference.   Help us make the justice system more accessible, diversify the legal profession to better mirror our population, and educate the next generation about the rule of law with a contribution to the California Lawyers Foundation by making a gift now. 

All contributions to the California Lawyers Foundation are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Looking for other ways to support our mission and work?

Consider Cy Pres Awards, Facebook Campaigns, Law Firm Support, Designed Gifts, Amazon SMILE designation:

Cy Pres Awards:  Cy Pres Awards are residual funds in class action cases (and occasionally in other types of proceedings like bankruptcy and probate matters) that, for any number of reasons, are unclaimed or cannot be distributed to the class members or beneficiaries who were the intended recipients. California Code of Civil Procedure Section 384 governs Cy Pres Awards in California and provides that Foundations such as CLF are eligible to be named.  

Facebook Campaigns:  Facebook “birthday” campaign fundraisers are a great way to raise money for the Foundation.  New to this way of raising money?   Here is a link for more information.  The California Lawyers Foundation is already set up on Facebook to transmit the results of your  fundraiser directly to the CLF. 

Law Firm and Corporate Support:    Join law firms and companies from around California who are committed to access to justice, diversity on the profession and educating the next generation.  Whether a small or large firm or company, there are a number of opportunities to get involved:  

Annual Firmwide and Corporate Donations:  Help us fulfill our shared vision by naming the Foundation in your firm or corporation’s end of year giving campaigns. Or designate the CLF as a recipient of your firm or corporation Foundation. 

Monthly Donations:  Choose to give on a recurring basis, which will appear on your credit card statement.

Paycheck Deduction, Employer Matching Options and United Way Workplace Campaigns:   Does your firm offer paycheck deductions and employer matching programs or to participate in your company or firm’s United Way campaign? Simply designate California Lawyers Foundation as the recipient. 

Designated Gifts:  The CLF would be honored to accept a designated gift in support of our mission.   Our Gift Acceptance Policy addresses the process.  

Amazon SMILE designation:   Are you a frequent Amazon user?  Simply shop at, select the California Lawyers Foundation, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases, at no cost to you.  To select CLF as your charity, click here.

To learn more about how you can support the CLF in any way, please contact
Oyango Snell at 916-516-1701 or

Contact Us

To partner with the Foundation in any way, please reach to our professional team:

California Lawyers Foundation
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA 95814

Oyango A. Snell
CEO & Executive Director

For additional questions, email