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

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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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Welcome 2020 Fellows

The Foundation welcomes new Fellows for December.

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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

Thank you MelanieGolden, Thomas Prevost, June Castellano, and Eric Dickson for your gift to the Foundation through our https://givetnybf.swell.gives campaign! You made a difference today. Thank you for being a legal hero! @NYSBADRS @NYSBA @nysbafamilylaw #nylawyersgive

Thank you Roger Maldonado and David Singer for your gift to the Foundation in honor of @LesleyRosenthal https://givetnybf.swell.gives/ You are helping New Yorkers in need of legal services throughout the state! #nylawyersgive [email protected] [email protected]

Thank you Mary Ellen Cronly for making a difference through the Foundation! You're a legal hero! @nysbaelderlaw #nylawyersgive RT https://givetnybf.swell.gives/

Thank you Anne Bence and Peter Levitt for making a difference to New Yorker's in need of legal services by giving to the Foundation thru https://givetnybf.swell.gives #nylawyersgive

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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