Texas Bar Foundation

Our Mission

The Texas Bar Foundation solicits charitable contributions and provides funding to enhance the rule of law and the system of justice in Texas, especially for programs that relate to legal assistance for the underserved, the administration of justice, ethics in the legal profession, the encouragement of legal research, publications and forums, and education of the third branch of government.

Each year, only 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.

The Texas Bar Foundation, the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the nation, is by invitation only.

Carlos Eduardo Cárdenas

2024-2025 Chair Board of Trustees

"Because of our generous and committed Fellows, the Texas Bar Foundation is the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the country. This year alone the Foundation awarded $1.6 million in grants to nonprofits throughout the State, enabling them to address critical community needs and make a lasting difference in the lives of thousands of Texans.

The unwavering support of our Fellows gives us more hope than ever before. We shall move forward with optimism and enthusiasm to fulfill our mission of preserving and protecting the rule of law, strengthening our judiciary, and promoting equitable access of justice."


Applause For The Texas Bar Foundation

The Foundation is finishing another remarkable year, thanks to Texas attorneys’, law firms’, and others’ contributions of their time, talent, and treasure.

I know firsthand about these contributions. In 1991, I was nominated to be a Foundation Fellow – a highlight of my legal career. I have since served as a co-chair of the Foundation’s District 10 Nominating Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees. Now, three decades after my involvement began, I am proud to be a Sustaining Life Fellow. . . .


~ Sara Dysart | Women and the Law

Other Ways to Support

Texas Bar Foundation Award Nomination

Learn more about our Awards and how to nominate attorneys who have demonstrated exceptional talent, dedication and commitment to their respective areas of expertise.

Texas Bar Foundation Tribute

An honor or memorial tribute gift celebrates the legacy of a cherished colleague or mentor. Mark work anniversaries, milestones or remember someone special with a contribution that honors their impact.