Texas Bar Foundation new 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, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Applications are now being accepted.
If you are unsure you qualify for a grant, please click here PRIOR to creating an account to view a copy of the application. If you do choose to apply, you will need to create an account and proceed to the actual application via the APPLY button.
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.
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
· Victim Services
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 as resources allow. Please use the link below to access the Hurricane Harvey grant application and follow the instructions listed.
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:
The Texas Bar Foundation will award over $1,000,000 next bar year to non profit organizations conducting programs that fit the Foundation’s mission.
A total of $1,109,739 in grants was awarded to 83 organizations during the 2017 – 2018 grant cycle. Since inception, more than $19 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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