Kentucky Bar Foundation
The September NCBF Member Spotlight shines on the Kentucky Bar Foundation.
The Kentucky Bar Foundation, Inc. (KBF) is a nonprofit organization serving as the charitable arm of Kentucky’s legal community. Its mission is to further the public’s understanding of the judicial system and the legal profession through programs and philanthropic partnerships that help those in need.
About the Organization
The Kentucky Bar Foundation, Inc. has awarded grants totaling over $3.5 million since 1988 to agencies promoting access to justice and law-related education for Kentuckians. The KBF has also developed its own projects toward this mission at times. KBF support has positively affected the lives of many citizens of their Commonwealth and furthered the administration of justice through programs that include:
- Educating the public about law and the justice system
- Helping at-risk children
- Providing funding to assist abused women and children
- Assisting veterans with legal problems by funding clinics offering free legal services
- Providing funding to educate high school seniors about abuse of credit
- Preserving legal history
Grants and Charitable Activities
One of the ways that KBF serves its mission is by awarding annual grants to law-related organizations and projects. In 2019, the foundation awarded $260,000 in grant money. Here is a list of those programs that were awarded that year.
Another way that KBF serves its mission is by awarding more than $3 million in grants to law-related programs and projects across Kentucky, which it’s been doing since 1988. Click here to view the list of recipients over the years.
Staff and Leadership
KBF’s Board of Directors is made up of six officers and seven directors in various districts of Kentucky. Their staff consists of an Executive Director and Program Manager.