A wide array of organizations have received a cy pres distribution through Ohio Lawyers Give Back, including human service agencies, medical research and disease prevention efforts, child welfare organizations, women’s protective services, legal public service groups and a host of other organizations serving the welfare, needs and interests of communities throughout Ohio and beyond.   

If your nonprofit would like to be considered for inclusion in a future cy pres distribution under the guidance of Ohio Lawyers Give Back and the law firm of Dworkin & Bernstein Co., L.P.A., please complete and submit the information form below.

Cy pres recipients are selected on an ad hoc basis with consideration given to the class intended to benefit from the lawsuit and its geographic location. 


To be eligible, organizations must be organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and must provide direct service to individuals.

Umbrella organizations are ineligible.  

Groups and organizations offering direct service or support to abortion or abortion advocacy will not be considered.

We will notify you whether your organization will be included in a future cy pres stipulation as soon as possible, but we cannot and will not commit to a distribution, provide you a date of distribution or a projected amount of distribution.

Class action cases can take many years to resolve, and the amount of the charitable reverter fund available for distribution from case to case varies widely. We caution you not to make any budget forecasts as to amounts or dates of distribution.

Please do not attempt to contact us directly. We will respond to and acknowledge your submission promptly.


    Name of Organization

    Is it a 501(c)(3) organization?


    Organization's Tax ID Number

    Local Executive Director Name

    Local Executive Director Phone

    Local Executive Director Email

    Local Development Director Name

    Local Development Director Phone

    Local Development Director Email

    Local Address

    Local Website

    Affiliation Headquarters Address

    Affiliation Headquarters Website

    Current Board Chair and Officers

    Organization's Mission Statement

    Organization's Vision Statement

    Please provide a brief history of the organization

    Description of specific programs or projects for which organization would utilize funding

    Organization's Annual Budget

    Organization's awards, honors or recognition received

    Your Email (required)

    Additional information you feel may be helpful