About the Foundation
Established 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
• Service to the public
• Improvements in the administration
• 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.