Apply for a Grant

The New York Bar Foundation NEW Online Grant Application

In an effort to streamline our process, we’ve migrated to an on-line system, offering you the opportunity to draft, save and submit your application at your convenience. Our system allows you to upload the documents that are necessary to submit your application with ease. All you need to do is create an account for your organization, and apply!

2020 Grant Applications will be accepted August 1, 2019 through September 15, 2019.

** Please note, no paper applications will be accepted.

Our mission and criteria for applications has not changed. The deadline to submit an application for a grant to be used during 2020 is September 15, 2019.

 The New York Bar Foundation solicits charitable contributions and provides funding to enhance the rule of law and the system of justice in New York. Grants are awarded in these four areas:

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


  • Our new online application is available here.
  • Guidelines are available here.
  • Grantee reporting form here.