National Bar Foundation

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”


NCBF Principles

We offer an effective means for the legal community to come together to engage in law related philanthropy. Bar foundations strengthen the profession by providing lawyers the opportunity to give back in a way that is uniquely important and rewarding for them as lawyers.

What We Do

We serve as a clearinghouse and resource to assist bar foundations in carrying out their charitable missions. We promote the integral role of bar foundations in advancing law-related philanthropy.

NCBF's Future

We're moving forward with a new website, an easier enrollment process and learning programs that involve you directly in making your foundation a well oiled machine. Our goal is to help your bar foundation succeed. Stay tuned. . .

NCBF Diamonds

Contact Us

National Conference of Bar Foundations
c/o ABA Division for Bar Services
321 North Clark Street, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654

Telephone: (312) 988-5344
Fax: (312) 988-5492


Rebecca Green-Jablonsky
Committee Specialist
Telephone: (312) 988-5364

NCBF News and Information

Our New Website

We're in the process of changing our website. Please be patient with us. You can always email us, snail mail or call us. We're here for you. And if we have important news to give you, we'll send you a quick note.


Congratulations to Deborah R. Gross, Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association, winner of the 2018 NCBF Excellence Award. The NCBF Excellence Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to law-related philanthropy by an individual.


Our memberships are open. Our annual dues range from $100 a year to $420. Dues are based a foundation's annual budget. Please all us at (312) 988-5364 for more information.