Texas Bar Foundation


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.

There are currently 2 types of grants:

1) Hurricane Harvey Emergency Grants

These grants can only be given if the project falls within our mission statement (above) and is law-related.
Emergency Grants cannot be given to individuals, only 501(c)3 non-profit organizations and 501(c)6 bar associations. Emergency grant applications will be reviewed and funded on a weekly basis as resources allow.

Hurricane Harvey Grant Application

2) Traditional Bi-Annual Grants

Grants are awarded in the following areas:

Legal Services for the Underserved
Education of the Third Branch of Government
Ethics and Professionalism in the Legal Profession
Administration of Justice
Victim Services

DEADLINES! July 15 for the October review; January 15 for the April review.

The Texas Bar Foundation will be moving to an online application for the July 2018 deadline. Please check in May for more details. For any grant related questions, please contact Amy Weir at (512) 480-8000 or aweir@txbf.org.

The Texas Bar Foundation will award $1,010,000 this bar year to non profit organizations conducting programs that fit the Foundation’s mission.

A total of $1,001,557 in grants was awarded to 82 organizations during the 2015 – 2016 grant cycle. Since inception, more than $17 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.


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 2017

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

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