The Commission on Law and Aging’s operating budget is made up of core funding from ABA general revenues that currently provides about a quarter of the funds needed to run the Commission. The remainder comes from grants, contracts, and donations.
The Commission’s funding for FY 2018 totaled approximately $1.7 million as of September 2017, although revenues can vary considerably from year to year depending on the number and size of grants in any given year.
Growth of annual funding is a high priority for the Commission. Because of the uncertainty of the grant world, private donations have become an increasingly important leg of the Commission’s financial stool. As a program of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Commission is able to receive tax deductible donations and bequests via check, planned giving, or at https://donate.americanbar.org/cola. Please specify the Commission in making any donation.