Support CAI

Although CAI's academic program is funded by the USD School of Law, CAI must raise external funding to finance 100% of its advocacy component. Such additional funding is generated through private foundation and government grants, test litigation in which CAI is reimbursed its attorneys' fees, cy pres awards and individual contributions. Contributions to CAI are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Make an online donation to CAI. 


Mail contributions to:

Children's Advocacy Institute
University of San Diego School of Law
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110


call us at (619) 260-4806.

Cy Pres Awards: The Children's Advocacy Institute is an ideal recipient of cy pres awards, and has been awarded such funds on several occasions. If you would like to discuss whether CAI might be an appropriate cy pres recipient in a particular case, please review CAI's Cy Pres brochure, or contact Elisa Weichel, CAI Administrative Director/Senior Staff Attorney, at (619) 260-4806 or


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