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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Foundation Seeks Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations

The New York Bar Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented during the Annual Assembly of the Fellows, January 2022. Nominations will be accepted until November 5th, 2021 for consideration by the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee. Please submit required materials via email to [email protected]

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FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, AND BOARD MEMBERS

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Foundation Awards Grants to Over 100 Legal Services Organizations Across NY

“Even in the best of times The New York Bar Foundation supports numerous unmet legal needs across New York State,” Lucia Whisenand, chair of the Foundation’s grants review committee, said. “Our grant program is more important than ever with the confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on individuals as well as the … Continued

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Foundation Grants Help those with Disabilities through Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.

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Foundation Adopts Report “Racial Justice and the Rule of Law: A Call to Action”

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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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TNYBF Happenings

Local & State Government Carol Van Scoyoc Scholarship deadline approaching--10/29. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a NYS Law School. Visit
https://www.tnybf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2022-Local-State-Govt-CVS-Scholarship-Application.pdf for more information. [email protected]_yls [email protected]

Our mission to promote justice and equality wouldn't be possible without support from partners like @nybarfoundation.

Thanks to the New York Bar Foundation, @iEquality can continue to provide free legal services to LGBTQ and HIV+ asylum seekers in detention.

Foundation Seeks Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees! Nomination deadline 11/5/21. Visit https://www.tnybf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Lifetime-Achievement-Award-Nomination-Form.pdf for more information

Deadline Approaching for Local and State Government Law Scholarship
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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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