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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You Make A Difference

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

The Foundation stewards opportunities for law students. Congratulations Kimberly Henry, one of our Catalyst Public Service Fellowship recipients! Henry, a law student at St. Johns University School of Law said, "I'm incredibly honored to receive a Catalyst Public Service

The Foundation stewards opportunities for law students, including 58 Catalyst Public Service Fellowships throughout NYS this summer.
Congratulations Thomas Dolan, one of the Catalyst Public Service Fellowship recipients! Dolan, a law student at Cornell Law School said,

The Foundation stewards opportunities for law students, including 58 Catalyst Public Service Fellowships throughout NYS this summer. Congratulations Danny Hernandez, one of the Catalyst Public Service Fellowship recipients! Hernandez, a law student at Touro Law School said,

The Foundation Stewards Opportunities for Law Students. Congratulations Kari Ashworth, recipient of the Catalyst Public Service Fellowship! Ashworth, a law student at University at Buffalo School of Law said, "I am honored to be a recipient of the Catalyst Public Service

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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