The Legal Brief


The Grove Place Foundation is named after the Street where Mr. White operates his civil rights  law practice -18 Grove Place.

It just so happens that 18 Grove Place was the home of the two lawyers (Samuel and Roger Selden) who represented the great suffragist Susan B. Anthony when she was prosecuted for voting as a woman.

However, when Mr. White first bought 18 Grove Place the former Selden mansion had fallen into a state of disrepair.  With crumbling plaster every where and with ceilings falling in nearly every room, Mr. White decided to take some of the proceeds from his courtroom victories and put it into the restoration of this historic property. That is how the Grove Place Foundation was born.

Ever since that time, whenever Mr. White has been successful and obtained a judgment or settlement in one of his civil cases he has given some of the proceeds to the Grove Place Foundation.  That is how, over the years, the Grove Place Foundation has funded Coats for Kids; Research Projects into why high school students drop out; purchased and restored the Civil Rights Museum on Wheels; and fully funded the 2013 50th Anniversary March on Washington as well as the 2016 Destination Diversity project.

If you'd like to learn more about anyone of these projects, check out the rest of this web page or call us at (585) 305-2858 or email Mr. White at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you.


Coats for Kids has given away hundreds of new coats to needy families.
​Spoons for Haiti collected over 10,000 spoons for the people of Haiti.

The Civil Rights Museum on Wheels has traveled thousands of miles and Destination Diversity has educated hundreds of citizens from across the nation.

The Grove Place Foundation (verdicts and fees from Mr. White's successful cases) are used to fund the transportation costs, repairs, and other costs associated with operating the CRMOW. Recently 75 % of the glass windows on the CRMOW were replaced.
In August of 2013, after a years worth of planning, civil rights attorney Van White and the Grove Place Foundation sponsored the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington commemorative march and conference. On August 12, 2013, hundreds of people attended the civil rights conference and on August 13, 2013 tens of thousands of people marched to the Lincoln Memorial. Click Here to learn more about the 50th Anniversary March on Washington.
In 2016 the Grove Place Foundation (and other philanthropic organizations) commissioned the creation of twenty-one posters which depict the civil rights movement from the 1950s to present. These powerful pieces of art are on display within the CRMOW.