The September NCBF Member Spotlight shines on the New Hampshire Bar Foundation! The New Hampshire Bar Foundation promotes the role of lawyers in securing equal access to justice and supports the charitable and educational aims of the New Hampshire Bar and its members. New Hampshire Bar Foundation funding reaches deep into communities statewide to assist…

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The DC Bar Foundation is the leading private funder of civil legal aid in the District of Columbia. It is committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. DCBF’s mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in…

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The Virgin Islands Bar Association was created in 1956 to assist the Supreme Court in regulating the practice of law in the territory. As an integrated bar, all attorneys admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands are also required to be members of the Virgin Islands Bar Association. The mission…

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The Maryland Bar Foundation, Inc. (The “Foundation”) was created by the Maryland State Bar Association (the “MSBA”) in 1965 as its philanthropic arm. The Foundation has more than 1000 Fellows, selected as a reflection of their dedication to excellence in the practice of law and their commitment to community involvement. The Foundation, over the years…

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The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF), a 501(c)(3) grantmaking organization, is the largest Bar Foundation in the United States, awarding grants that support programs addressing specific legal needs that align with the OSBF’s mission and honoring the accomplishments of the legal community. As the charitable arm of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), the OSBF…

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The West Virginia Bar Foundation (WVBF) is the philanthropic organization for the legal profession and justice system in West Virginia. It has celebrated more than thirty years of service since its incorporation as a non-profit charitable entity in West Virginia on December 30, 1988. WVBF’s primary mission is to make grants to organizations that provide…

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The Oklahoma Bar Foundation (OBF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1946 by members of the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) to accomplish law-related charitable good works statewide. Through their grants and awards program, they provide annual funding for law-related non-profits, court improvements, and law school scholarships. OBF is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year! OBF…

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Formed in 2019, the California Lawyers Foundation (“CLF”) is the charitable arm and partner of the California Lawyers Association, California’s voluntary statewide bar association.  While new to the scene, the CLF is a statewide foundation actively developing and supporting projects that improve access to justice for people in need and make the legal system more…

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The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) entity organized under the State of Louisiana. As the largest state funder of civil legal aid, the LBF supports non-profits throughout Louisiana that provide free, civil legal representation to the indigent, law-related education to the public and administration of justice projects. Since 1989, the…

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The Philadelphia Bar Foundation was founded in 1964 with the mission of promoting equal access to justice and ensuring that all individuals understand their right to equal justice under law. The Bar Foundation is the only organization in Philadelphia solely dedicated to supporting the city’s legal services community, awarding unrestricted grants and other technical assistance…

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