We are Philadelphia’s philanthropic hub for legal aid, engaging the legal community and embodying their commitment to access to justice for all.
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is dedicated to promoting access to justice for all people in the community, particularly those struggling with poverty, abuse, and discrimination. The Bar Foundation is the embodiment of the Philadelphia legal community’s commitment to this fundamental principle. We accomplish this mission by providing grants and technical assistance in support of quality legal services, addressing unmet legal needs and providing education on matters in the public interest.
Through our various programs, services and partnerships, we (1) remove barriers to justice, (2) engage the legal community, and (3) build system-wide capacity.
We are one of the leading Bar Foundations in the nation.
Philadelphia is the original home of the legal aid movement.