About Us

Queens Superstorm Sanday group photoEstablished in the summer of 1950, The New York Bar Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization that receives charitable contributions from individuals, law firms, corporations or other entities and provides grants to further its goals of promoting and advancing the following:

• Service to the public
• Improvements in the administration of justice
• Legal research and education
• High standards of professional ethics
• Public understanding of legal heritage 

The Foundation makes grants to financially support law-related programs of legal services organizations, nonprofits, bar associations and other organizations throughout New York State. 

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors that includes distinguished lawyers from across the State of New York including five officers, 25 directors and 2 ex officio directors (the Chair and Vice Chair of The Fellows of The New York Bar Foundation). 

The Foundation membership consists of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association.