We strengthen the legal aid and pro bono systems and raise public support through unrestricted grants, training programs, technical assistance, fellowships, and awards.
The Bar Foundation awards “unrestricted” grants. Unlike most grant programs from other sources, our grants can be used to support pressing needs and emerging issues without forced constraints.
We monitor and evaluate grant expenditures by each organization, but we trust their front-line judgment about investing these funds in ways that maximize impact for their clients.
Legal aid nonprofits find unrestricted grants essential not only to support crucial advocacy efforts but also to keep on the lights and cover other necessary operating costs.