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

The New York Bar Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award To Susan B. Lindenauer

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The New York Bar Foundation Honors Michael E. Getnick with President’s 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.

Fellows of the Foundation

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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

Scholarship Deadline Approaching! Applications for The Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship are being accepted until 4/7. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to a second year law student enrolled in a NYS law school. Visit for more info @NYSBA

The New York Bar Foundation thanks our donors for making this grant possible. Attorney wellness is an important issue that the Foundation supports. Grant funding was provided to the NYSBA and the Nassau Bar Foundation to help meet the growing need for

Congratulations to these incredible Fellows of the Foundation on this well-deserved recognition: TNYBF Board member Mirna Santiago (JD9), recipient of the Epiq Women Award for Justice and Advocacy; NYSBA President Sherry Levin Wallach (JD9), recipient of the Huntington Her Hero

Congratulations and welcome new Fellows James Hinman, Rochester (James S. Hinman P.C.) (JD7); and Barry Covert, Buffalo (Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP) (JD8)! Thank you for becoming Fellows in the Charles Evans Hughes Circle of Giving! You are making a difference! @NYSBA

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.