ACJF Grant Awarded to UCP

Thanks to lawyers from across the state, UCP of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley, Inc. has received $3,000 from the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation (ACJF) to assist with programs and services for families affected by disabilities in North Alabama and statewide.

“It is especially rewarding to offer funding that supports the outstanding work that is being done by UCP to help others. We recognize that the downturn in the nation’s economy has meant decreased resources for nonprofits while the need for their services has increased,” ACJF President Rebekah McKinney said. “We are pleased that our grants can offer some support during these difficult times.”

“On behalf of the clients and staff of UCP, we are greatly honored and most appreciative of this generous contribution from the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation,” UCP Executive Director Cheryl Smith said. “Our organization’s programs and services have been seriously impacted recently by a struggling economy, reoccurring annual statewide proration, and state and federal program budget cuts. ACJF grant funding allows us the flexibility to maintain and restore these quality health and human services to UCP client families.”

Founded in 1992, funds from the ACJF Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts program, as well as from donations, have allowed the Foundation to award nearly $9 million to nonprofit organizations statewide in ACJF’s 18-year existence.

ACJF’s grants are possible because of the generosity of Alabama lawyers who will work diligently for justice in the courtroom and their communities. ACJF is proud to represent the nearly 2,300 attorneys who support its efforts to demonstrate a genuine concern for the disadvantaged in the state and to assist in turning this concern to genuine help for those who need it the most.

“Our grants truly have a statewide impact. We not only fund programs and services in local communities, but we also fund projects that have a statewide capacity,” ACJF Executive Director Sue McInnish explained. “Many of these organizations look to us for vitally important funding, which is why it is gratifying to know that we are able to fund large and small projects and touch so many lives in the process.”

For more information about the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, visit ACJF online or call 334-262-3003.