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
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 IBF Impact Fund Grant. To learn more about this grant, click here. To apply, see the criteria and application links below. Applications are due April 2, 2018.


The 2017 Impact Fund Grant Recipient was Kids Voice of Indiana. Past recipients of the Impact Fund Grant include Indy Reads, Peace Learning Center, the Joseph Maley Foundation, Indiana Legal Services, Inc, Reach for Youth, and the Health and Human Services Clinic, a collaboration of Wishard Health Services and the McKinney School of Law.

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 IBF academic and educational scholarships.