Texas Bar Foundation


Texas Bar Foundation online grant application

In an effort to increase our accessibility and ability to communicate on a more timely basis, we are implementing an Online Grants Management system. Many benefits we think you’ll appreciate is your ability to control organizational contact information; to draft, save and submit online applications; and to upload documents and reports.

Spring submission deadline is January 15, 2020 at 5 p.m.

If you are unsure you qualify for a grant, please click here PRIOR to creating an account and click the preview button at the bottom of the page to view the entire application.  If you do choose to apply, you will need to create an account and proceed to the actual application via the APPLY button.

Click here for instructions for creating an account in our new system.

Apply for a Texas Bar Foundation grant
No paper applications will be accepted. Please call Amy Weir at 512-480-8000 if you have questions.

Current Grantees Submit Reports Here

Our Mission and criteria for grants have not changed.

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

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.  

Hurricane Harvey Grant Recipients


Who Receives Funding

Click here to read some of our grantees’ stories.

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:

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

Fall 2011 – Spring 2012

Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

Fall 2008 – Spring 2009

Fall 2007 – Spring 2008


The Texas Bar Foundation will award over $1,350,000 next bar year to non profit organizations conducting programs that fit the Foundation’s mission.

A total of $1,376,351 in grants was awarded to 89 organizations during the 2018 – 2019 grant cycle. Since inception, more than $20 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.

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