The Bar Foundation is Philadelphia’s philanthropic hub for access to justice. We are the only foundation in Philadelphia solely dedicated to supporting our city's legal services community. But our work involves far more than grantmaking.
Nonprofit legal aid organizations need assistance beyond funding. The Bar Foundation addresses a wide variety of needs in the legal aid sector, providing training programs, fellowships, awards, and assistance for technical and operational issues.
The Bar Foundation issues awards each year acknowledging and promoting excellence and accomplishment in the legal profession for pro bono service, public interest service, nonprofit legal aid achievement, and historical role models for justice.
The Foundation’s website, social media, and other communications efforts raise the public visibility of access to justice efforts by nonprofit organizations, law firms, corporate legal departments, and other community leaders.