The Judicate West Foundation (JWF) provides funding to nonprofits to support designated projects that enhance understanding of and access to justice, provide education in conflict resolution and peer mediation, and in general improve the administration of justice.
Since 2011, the JWF is proud to have funded many dozens of programs which have made a positive impact in schools, courts and in our communities.
By JUDICATE WEST FOUNDATION With the assistance of donations and pledges from Judicate West and others, we are excited to report the funding of one grant to date during the curre... Read More >>
Our Board Members
Hon. Judith C. Chirlin, Ret.
Board Member and President
Rosemarie Chiusano Drohan
Board Member and Executive Director
Darrell Forgey, Esq.
Jay Cordell Horton, Esq.
Michael Moorhead, Esq.
Thomas Sharkey, Esq.
Robert Tessier, Esq.
Board Member, Treasurer and Secretary
Grant Application Requirements
The mission of the JW Foundation is to support organizations and projects that increase access to the Courts and/or which improve the image and public understanding of the Courts. It is a charitable organization, recognized as such by both the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board.
Grant seekers are requested to submit a written grant application that meets our requirements.
For a printable copy of our grant application requirements - click here
The Judicate West Foundation (JWF) is comprised of pledges donated from Judicate West and its neutrals. Since 2011, the JWF has been funding grants yearly from many statewide nonprofit organizations that fit with our mission statement.
Grant Awarded: Kids Managing Conflict
This year they started the Judicate West Foundation Young Peacemaker Award which was awarded to two recipients for their exemplary leadership in peer mediation and conflict resolution.
Grant Awarded: San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program
Help provide equal access to the legal justice system through pro bono legal assistance to indigent clients, including domestic violence victims and abused/neglected children.
Loyola Law School, WLALA Foundation, Veterans Legal Institute, Constitutional Rights Foundation OC, Inner City Law Center, and of course the Wester Justice Center.