Make an Impact on October 21!
The world may have changed, but our community and our profession are still counting on the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, perhaps now more than ever. And, we have risen to the challenge.
While continuing to support our existing services, grants and charitable programs, the foundation has created new programs to help lawyers and our community overcome the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, of all years, we need your financial support.
You can make a difference with a gift on our Day of Giving on October 21!
Please help us reach our Day of Giving fundraising goal so that we can continue to support:
Our Community—Our neighbors depend on legal advice and pro bono services delivered through IBF-funded programs like the newly-created legal advice Virtual Help Desk, Ask a Lawyer, Legal Line, the Homeless Project, the Hospice Programs, and much more. In spring 2020, in response to a dramatically increased need for legal advice in our community, we created a Virtual Help Desk, which allows local residents to speak directly to one of our lawyer volunteers to obtain assistance with their legal problems 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Our Profession—IBF grants make possible innovative services, technology and events to benefit and educate central Indiana lawyers and legal professionals. Scholarship are awarded to assist law students with law school tuition, to defray the cost of bar preparation courses and to a variety of IndyBar events and conferences throughout the year. IBF grants also support the rapidly-changing technology needs in our state-of-the art Education Center at IndyBarHQ.
Our Future—We are constantly looking for ways to invest in the future of local lawyers. In the spring of 2020, the Crisis Empowerment Grant was created in response to the sudden economic challenges faced by many lawyers and the increased need for legal advice in the community. This grant allows us to compensate IndyBar members in exchange for their work on legal matters referred by partner organizations like Indiana Legal Services, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, and Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. This program has been a tremendous success. In just six months, we have supported 13 lawyers who have in turn helped residents in need with 57 cases.
ANY donation, big or small, will make a difference in the IBF's ability to fulfill its mission to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis.