Ohio Lawyers Give Back was founded by Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. to promote the use of cy pres in class action settlements. When a class action is settled, plaintiff and defendant agree to a fund amount to pay all class members. Since many class members have moved, passed-away, or can’t be found, millions of settlement dollars go unclaimed. That settlement money is intended to benefit the class—rather than revert to the wrongdoing defendant—so the ancient doctrine is now being used to distribute the unclaimed money to charities and non profits.
Over $32 million dollars has already been distributed, just by the sponsors, a single law firm. If cy pres were used more broadly, hundreds of millions of dollars each year would be available to help charities, non-profits, and the communities where we live. This website is dedicated to advancing the use of cy pres in all class action settlements where a large pool of unclaimed settlement funds is expected.

Charities Receiving Cy Pres Donations To Date

 

  • 211 Geauga County Community Service
  • ACCESS
  • Action for Children
  • Adoption Network Cleveland
  • Agnon School
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Akron Community Service Center & Urban League
  • ALS Association
  • Aluminum Cans For Burned Children
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Amigos Together for Kids, Florida
  • Andrews Osbourne Academy
  • Andy Nowacki Foundation
  • Arc of Greater Cleveland
  • Antioch Development Corporation
  • Beck Center
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Birthright
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Boy Scouts of America, Greater Cleveland Council
  • Brandeis University, Sustaining the Mind, Florida
  • Breakthrough Charter Schools
  • Buckeye Ranch Foundation
  • Camp Sue Osborn
  • CDCRC
  • Columbus Children’s Hospital
  • Childhood League
  • Children’s Home Society, Florida
  • Children’s Hunger Alliance
  • Christ Child Society
  • Cincinnati Hamilton Community Action Agency
  • Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship
  • City Year Inc., Florida
  • Cleveland Foodbank
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District Scholarship Fund
  • Cleveland Scholarship Program
  • Cleveland Sight Center
  • Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
  • Coats for Kids
  • Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Columbus Historical Society
  • Columbus Housing Partnership
  • Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
  • Columbus Urban League
  • Community Partners, Florida
  • Community Refugee & Immigration Services
  • Community Services of Stark County
  • Community Shelter Board
  • Cornerstone of Hope
  • County of Geauga Courthouse Renovation Fund
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Crossroads of Lake County
  • Cure Tay Sachs
  • Cuyahoga Community Land Trust
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • DARE America (Ohio)
  • Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
  • Diversity Center
  • Domestic Violence Center
  • Eliza Bryant Village
  • Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy
  • Environmental Health Watch
  • Fairfax Renaissance Development Center
  • Flock Community Meals
  • Flying Horse Farms
  • Forbes House
  • Friends of E Prep School
  • Friends of Green Cay, Florida
  • Gathering Place
  • Genesis House
  • Gordon Square Arts District
  • Grange Insurance Audubon Center
  • Greater Linden Development Corporation
  • Guadalupe Center Inc., Florida
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development
  • Hannah’s Home
  • Hard Hatted Women
  • Heart of Florida, United Way, Florida
  • Home Ownership Center, The
  • Incarnate Word Academy Student Advancement Endowment
  • Interfaith Home Maintenance Service, Inc.
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Judson Foundation
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Julie Billiart School
  • Kravis Center for Performing Arts, Florida
  • Labrador Retriever Rescue Society of Cincinnati
  • Lake County Free Clinic
  • Lake County Historical Society
  • Lake County Juvenile Court
  • Lake County Volunteer Visitor Guardian Partnership
  • Lake Erie College
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Lakewood Catholic Academy Scholarship Need Program
  • Lawrence School
  • Legacy III
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services
  • Lorain County Safe Harbor
  • Lorain Free Clinic, Inc.
  • MADD
  • Maingate Business Development Corporation
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northeast Ohio
  • Malachi House “A Home of Hope”
  • Mandel JCC, Florida
  • Mary Lee Tucker Fund, Inc. aka Clothe-A-Child
  • Menorah Park
  • MetroHealth
  • MetroHealth Friends of Mothers & Infants
  • Miller Paul Marut Scholarship Fund
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • National Church Residences of Waverly, Ohio
  • National Community Stabilization Trust, LLC
  • National Underground Railroad Museum Freedom Center
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Neighborhood House Association of Lorain County
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
  • New Directions for Living
  • New Directions, Inc. Alcoholism Treatment
  • NorTech
  • North Coast Community Homes
  • Northeast Ohio Autism Group
  • Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
  • Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks
  • Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • One Community
  • One Sight
  • One Way Farm Children’s Home
  • One World Everybody Eats
  • Park Works
  • Project Love
  • Public Justice
  • Rising Star Learning Center
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities – Central Ohio
  • Rotary Gift of Life
  • Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland
  • Sanctuary for Families, Inc.
  • Shoes and Clothes for Kids
  • St. Malachi Center
  • Slavic Village Development
  • Society for Rehabilitation
  • South Lorain Community Development Corp.
  • Special Olympics of Ohio, Inc.
  • St. Aloysius Orphanage
  • St. Edward’s High School Scholarship Program
  • St. Herman’s Hunger Center
  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Stark County Out of Poverty Partnership Inc
  • Suicide Prevention Education Alliance
  • Team NEO
  • The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy
  • The Heal Foundation, Autism, Florida
  • The Housing Advocates, Inc.
  • The Vincent Federico Scholarship Foundation
  • Toledo Community Service Center
  • Top Soccer, Florida
  • Towards Employment
  • Transitional Housing, Inc.
  • Trinity Cathedral
  • UH Center for Emergency Medicine and Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center
  • UH Center for Urologic Oncology & Minimally Invasive Therapies
  • UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • United Way of Butler County
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland
  • United Way of Lake County
  • Urban League of Greater Cincinnati
  • Ursuline College Master of Arts
  • Veggie U
  • Vincent Federico Scholarship Foundation
  • West Side Catholic Center
  • Wigs for Kids
  • Womankind Maternal and Prenatal Care Center
  • Workplace Fairness
  • YWCA Columbus
  • YWCA Elyria