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.

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

The Foundation Connects Law Students to Meaningful Experiences--Congratulations Jude Thompson!
Jude is a Catalyst Fellowship recipient from CUNY School of Law who will be participating in a public service opportunity this summer! Jude shares, "I am overjoyed to be able to spend

The Foundation Connects Law Students to Meaningful Experiences--Congratulations Christopher Chuang!
Chris is a Catalyst Fellowship recipient from Cardozo School of Law who will be participating in a public service opportunity this summer! Chris shares, "I’m humbled and honored

Thank you @jamesrbarnes12 for your gift to the Foundation in honor of Robert Barnes and Joseph Cordasco with the message, "Happy Father's Day from James, Monica, Michael, and Anna! We love you!" [email protected] [email protected]

Thank you James Barnes for your gift in honor of @nysbapresident Sherry Levin Wallach! James shared, "Congratulations on Sherry being sworn in as President of NYSBA and wishing her all the best in the year to come!" [email protected]

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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