The Indianapolis Bar Foundation

The Impact of One

The Impact of One

Just one person, one act or one helping hand can have tremendous impact. You can make that impact with your support of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

One by one, each supporter and each gift, big or small, champions the IBF's mission to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service. Without that support, IBF programs and services crucial to the advancement of the profession and the betterment of the community would simply cease to exist.

Be one. Have impact. Support the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

Service to the Profession

IBF funding of scholarships and leadership training is a direct investment in the success and excellence of the legal profession in Indianapolis. The IBF is committed not only to providing a helping hand to future Indy lawyers, but to providing resources, training and programming that continually works to ensure the strength of our local legal community.

Service to the Community

The IBF directly supports an array pro bono and community service-related initiatives, including pro bono activities of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Without the generosity of the IBF, IndyBar pro bono programs simply wouldn't exist, eliminating a source of assistance to a wide spectrum of our community, from the homeless and families in crisis to local business owners and those in hospice care.

Click here to learn more about just a few IndyBar pro bono efforts funded by the IBF.


Educational grants and program funding from the IBF enable initiatives and events that help to boost the level of professionalism and collegiality in the Indianapolis legal community, enabling attorneys, judges and law students to build connections while working to improve their skills and practice for the benefit of their clients and the community. Programs funded by the IBF include the annual Bench Bar conference and various educational programs aimed at assisting solo/small firm practitioners and unemployed and underemployed attorneys, among many others

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IndyBar Fast Facts

  • Membership (as of 1/4/2017): 4,427
  • Year Founded: 1878
  • Governed by a Board of Directors
  • Membership composed of attorneys, judges, paralegals & law students


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