Mission Statement

The New York Bar Foundation is a charitable and philanthropic entity of the New York State Bar Association. Founded in 1950, The Foundation is dedicated to aiding educational, direct legal services, and charitable projects aimed at meeting the law-related needs of the public and the profession. The Foundation solicits charitable contributions and provides funding for the following purposes:

• Increasing public understanding of the law 
• Improving the justice system and the law
• Facilitating the delivery of legal services
• Enhancing professional competence and ethics