Improving Access to Justice, Advancing the Rule of Law

As a philanthropic organization we recognize the importance of the law to ensure access to justice for everyone. We provide grants to facilitate financial support for life changing programs and to encourage professionals to improve access to justice and advance the rule of law.




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About The New York Bar Foundation

Since 1950, we’ve worked to improve the New York State justice system and better serve individuals and communities. By supporting educational programs, facilitating the delivery of legal services for those who need it most, and furthering the public’s understanding of the law, your contributions are creating a better, more stable society through a more equitable legal system for everyone.

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Connect With Fellows

The Fellows of the New York Bar Foundation are members of the bench and bar recognized for outstanding professional achievement, dedication to the legal profession, and commitment to the Rule of Law.

Each Fellow makes a commitment to financially support the goals and objectives of The Foundation through charitable contributions. Fellows also assist the Board in identifying potential grant projects and other causes that may benefit from The Foundation’s assistance.

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Grants & Scholarships

Grants are one of the most effective ways for you to have a direct impact on society. We award grants to legal service offices, bar associations, and non-profit groups to provide pro-bono resources for those who need it most, fund educational programs, and advance diversity initiatives.

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The Foundation is accepting Lifetime Achievement Award nominations until 10/3/22. The award recognizes extraordinary Fellows of the Foundation, their distinguished careers, and their exemplary service to the public good and the profession. Info. at https://www.tnybf.org/4176-2/ [email protected]

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The Foundation Connects Law Students to Meaningful Experiences-Congratulations Katherine Wallace!
Katherine is a Catalyst Fellowship recipient from @nyulaw who participated in a public service opportunity at The Door this summer! Katherine shares, "I felt grateful to work at an

The Foundation is accepting applications for the Local and State Government Law Section Carol Van Scoyoc scholarship. Deadline to apply 10/28/22. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a NYS law student. Click to apply and for more info. https://www.tnybf.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2023-Local-State-Govt-CVS-Scholarship-Application.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1k4w2JaSYvhrsr0h6hKgUFGyKy4aKhmatYsjPIxKQCOUmXQKvxnBHxabQ
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With the help of our generous community of individuals, law firms, and corporations, we’ve been able to have life-changing impacts on our State’s citizens. You can join us in this important work.

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