Open Door Legal 

Donation Instructions

Tax ID number/EIN: 45-3360280

Check Payment

Please make checks payable to Open Door Legal and mail them to:

Open Door Legal

60 Ocean Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94112

ACH Payment/Wire Transfer Visit https://opendoorlegal.org/donate/ and select bank transfer after you fill out the gift amount and contact information. 
Stock/Securities Transfer Email Laura Turner at laurat@opendoorlegal.org.
Donor Advised Fund Payments

Direct payments to Open Door Legal and note Tax ID # 45-3360280.

Please note that no benefits, goods, and/or services can be exchanged for DAF payments. As such, there are limitations around paying for event tickets, tables, or sponsorships through a DAF. Please consult your fund administrator with any questions.

Online Credit Card Donation Visit https://opendoorlegal.org/donate/ and select card after you fill out the gift amount and contact information. 
Cryptocurrency Fill out our cryptocurrency form or contact laurat@opendoorlegal.org.
In-Kind Gala Gifts Email Laura Turner at laurat@opendoorlegal.org.

 

If you have questions about a company match, please reach out to your employer. For any additional questions, email Laura Turner at laurat@opendoorlegal.org

CITATIONS

1. American University, Key Studies and Data About How Legal Aid Improves Housing Outcomes https://www.american.edu/spa/jpo/toolkit/upload/housing-7-30-19.pdf

2. George Washington Law School, In Pursuit of Justice? Case Outcomes and the Delivery of Unbundled Legal Services https://scholarship.law.gwu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi

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Ever since childhood, our co-founder Adrian has been dedicated to reducing poverty.

He studied systemic poverty in college and went to work in the field for a few years. Eventually, he had a thesis that legal aid was the most cost-effective way to address poverty in America. He wrote up a business plan and used it to apply to law school. 

The idea was to create the country’s first system of universal access to civil legal representation that ensures everyone can obtain timely, competent legal help for any legal issue, regardless of ability to pay. That had never been done before in the history of the United States.

In law school, he met Virginia, our Programs Director. Together, they co-founded the organization, two weeks after Adrian passed the bar.

When we opened we put a sign in the window, and with just that marketing and almost no other outreach we were overwhelmed with requests for help from people with good cases who had been turned away everywhere else.

Our first year we had revenue of $35,000. We would hand shred documents because a shredder was too expensive. Despite the financial challenges, we were able to work on over 280 cases in everything from housing law to family law to consumer law in the first year alone.

The hours were extreme, the pay was low, and the learning curve was steep. Still, we persisted. We knew that almost everyone we helped was not able to receive services anywhere else. Eventually, we attracted the interest of funders. We tripled our revenue for several years in a row. In 2015, we won the Bay Area Google Impact Challenge, which enabled us to expand even more. In 2019, we secured additional funding from the city that allowed us to open two new centers in the Excelsior and Western Addition.

As of 2020, our staff has grown to 27 full-time employees. We’ve shown that universal access is possible. Now, we plan to scale city-wide, make San Francisco the first city in the country’s history to have universal access to legal help, and become a model for national replication.

Please make checks payable to Open Door Legal and mail them to:

Open Door Legal
60 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

We also accept donations via:

Cryptocurrency

Donor-Advised Fund

Stock

You can view all of the ways to give at https://opendoorlegal.org/donation-information

Please contact laurat@opendoorlegal.org if you have any questions or need any additional information.  Thank you so much for the support!