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 2017 Impact Fund Grant will open in mid-2017.
The 2016 Impact Fund Grant Recipient was Indy Reads. Past recipients of the Impact Fund Grant include 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.
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
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