The Indianapolis Bar Foundation

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Indianapolis Bar Association, is a community-focused leader of the local legal profession. The foundation's ongoing grants and programs are maintained solely through the generosity and energy of its directors, fellows and donors. To further its mission and to make a greater impact on Indianapolis, the Foundation asks for your financial and volunteer support.

The Mission of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation is to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service.

The Impact Fund
The submission period for the 2016 Impact Fund Grant is now closed. The 2016 recipient will be announced in September.

Peace Learning Center was named the 2015 Impact Fund Grant recipient. The 2014 Impact Fund Grant recipient was the Joseph Maley Foundation. The IBF awarded the 2013 Impact Fund Grant to Indiana Legal Services, Inc. Other past recipients of the Impact fund include Reach for Youth (2012) and the Health and Human Services Clinic, a collaboration of Wishard Health Services and the McKinney School of Law (2011).

IBF Events
2016 Evening Under the Stars Dinner/Auction
Friday, October 14, 2016
Biltwell Event Center
Save the date!

IBF Grants

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation awards thousands of dollars to a variety of community service programs each year.  Projects funded include the following:

Service to the Community (pro bono)
  Community events - Ask A Lawyer
Outreach - Constitution books and voter registration provided at Naturalization ceremonies
IndyBar Pro Bono Coordinator
Service to the Profession
  Diversity Job Fair
Professionalism initiatives
Publishing of Commonly Asked Questions about Indiana Law book
Leadership Training / Scholarships
  Bar Leader Series Pay it Forward Project Grants
Leadership development at National Conference of Bar Presidents and Bar Leadership Institute for diverse attendees
Scholarships for IBA programming - Bar Review course, Applied Professionalism course, Bench Bar
Educational Initiatives - Bench Bar
  Bench Bar Conference
Web-based access to Bar Review
Technology and staff for education programs


Donate to the IBF
Make a secure donation online here

The Legacy Fund
With your planned gift, you ensure that the mission of the IBF will continue to positvely impact our community and our profession for years to come.

Click here to learn more about making a planned gift to the Legacy Fund.

IBF Scholarships
Click here for information and application materials for 2016 IBF academic and educational scholarships.