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Our Grant Giving 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 the administration of justice; ethics in the legal profession; legal assistance for the needy; the encouragement of legal research, publications and forums; and the education of the public.
Grants are awarded in the following areas:
- Legal Services for the Underserved
- Education about the Third Branch of Government
- Ethics and Professionalism in the Legal Profession
- Administration of Justice
- Victims Legal Services
Fall submission deadline is July 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. CT
Step 2 - Learn How To Create Your Online Account
If you've checked your eligibility and are qualified to receive a Texas Bar Foundation grant, please review the instructions on how to create your online account. You must first create an online account in our portal in order to apply for our grants.
Now That You've Reviewed The Instructions, Continue To Step 3.
Hurricane Harvey Emergency Grants
These emergency grants were awarded from September 2017 through June 2019 to law-related projects falling within our mission statement. Emergency Grants were funded from donations specifically designated to Hurricane Harvey Relief. A list of the grant recipients is below.
Who Receives Funding
The Texas Bar Foundation will award over $1,200,000 this bar year to non profit organizations conducting programs that fit the Foundation’s mission.
A total of $1,403,581 in grants was awarded to 106 organizations during the 2019 – 2020 grant cycle. Since inception, more than $21 million in grants has been awarded to charitable organizations across Texas.
The Texas Bar Foundation does not make grants to individuals, only to 501(c)3 organizations as designated by the Internal Revenue Service or affiliates of the State Bar of Texas. All grant decisions are made by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. The Board reserves the right to defer any application to a later grant cycle.
It is impossible to tell the story of all of the Foundation’s grantees. Click the links below to review funding from the past few years: