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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Welcome New Fellows

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NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION AWARDS $600,000 IN GRANTS

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John D. Feerick, Dean Emeritus and Professor, Fordham Law School

John D. Feerick, Dean Emeritus and Professor, Fordham Law School, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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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 invites you to make a gift to the Foundation in honor of a special mother in your life at https://portal.nysba.org/OrderApi__campaign?id=a0q1U0000013cQzQAI&site=a0d1U000004wYQEQA2 Tributes will be posted on our social media pages and listed in our annual report (not including the monetary amount). Your honoree will receive a

Thank you James Barnes for your Mother's Day gift in honor of Monica Barnes, Grace Barnes, and Stephanie Cordasco and your message, "Happy Mother's Day from James, Michael, and Anna! We love you!". [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Thank you Deborah Auspelmyer for your Mother's Day gift in honor of Sylvia Raczynski, Shirley Auspelmyer and Sheila Cotoia!

Join Us in Supporting the Cause

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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