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Your donation to Bay Area Legal Services supports our efforts to provide free civil legal services to thousands of low-income individuals and families in the Tampa Bay area. Donate Now.

Contributions to Honor or Celebrate

Honor a loved one, pay tribute to a friend or colleague, or mark a special occasion with a donation to BALS.  An acknowledgement of your gift can be sent to the person you designate. Donate Now.

Employer Matching Gifts

You can increase your contribution to BALS through an employer matching gift.  If you work for a company that matches gifts, notify your employer of your donation to BALS so that your contribution can be enhanced.  To find out if your employer matches, check with your human resources representative, or contact BALS’ Development Office at 813.232.1222 ext. 131.

Planned Giving

You can leave a legacy for generations to come by naming BALS in your will or trust.  By including a contribution to BALS as part of your estate planning, you can help ensure that legal services will be available in the future to those in need in our community.  Click on the links below for more information about planned giving.  (Link to Legacy for Justice Society)

William Reece Smith, Jr./ BALS Endowment Fund

BALS established the William Reece Smith, Jr./BALS Endowment Fund through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to maintain services to our clients in the event of a significant reduction or loss of funding.  The fund enables us to continue providing quality legal assistance in our community even in challenging economic times.  A contribution to our endowment fund demonstrates your belief in our mission and reflects your commitment to ensuring the continued availability of legal services to our clients.  Click on the links for more information about the fund and to make a donation.

Veterans Legal Initiative Endowment Fund

To ensure more local veterans receive the legal help they need, BALS has established the Veterans Legal Initiative Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. A donation to the endowment will support our efforts to build and sustain our veterans' legal services. Click here for more information and to make a donation.



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