Grant Program

In keeping with our Rule of Law theme, the Foundation’s grant making in the coming year prioritizes funding for civil legal services programs assisting with the essentials of life, namely:

  • child support;
  • consumer debt;
  • housing (including evictions, foreclosures, and homelessness);
  • family matters (including domestic violence, children, and family stability);
  • access to health care; access to education;
  • racial justice;  and,
  • subsistence income (including wages, disability and other benefits).

Apply for a Grant

The Foundation has an on-line grant application system.  All you need to do is create an account for your organization and apply!  Mailed in applications are not accepted.

Grant applications for 2022 will be accepted through September 15, 2021.  If you miss this deadline you will need to apply in 2022 for the 2023 program.  View  TNYBF GRANT GUIDELINES to see if your organization is eligible.

Apply here

Enriching the Legal Profession

Donors and Sections of The New York State Bar Association impact the future of the law profession through The Foundation by providing invaluable real-life experiences to law students across the state.  These educational opportunities give students the platform and knowledge to build a solid base for their career goals; while attracting extraordinary law students to the profession who may not otherwise have the finances or opportunities to succeed in this field.


the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr.
Hon. Charles L. Brieant, Jr. Fellowship

Mimi Netter Intellectual Property Section Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship

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Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship

Jana Springer Behe
Jana Springer Behe Corporate Counsel Section Fellowship

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Health Law Section Fellowship

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Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship


the Honorable Joel K. Asarch
Hon. Joel K. Asarch Elder Law and Special Needs Section Scholarship

Hon. Judith S. Kaye Children and the Law Committee Scholarship

Awarded to students who will age out or have aged out of foster care with a permanency goal of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA). Click here for application

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Judge Bernard S. Meyer Scholarship

The scholarship is open to all second year (2L) law students enrolled in the State of New York. The scholarship will be awarded to a law school student who excels in legal writing and advocacy skills.

Lorraine Power Tharp
Real Property Law Section Lorraine Power Tharp Scholarship

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Real Property Law Section Melvyn Mitzner Scholarship

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Local and State Government Law Section Carol Van Scoyoc Scholarship