About the Foundation and its Mission
Created in 2003, the Austin Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association, working to improve public awareness of the legal system, the administration of justice, and the delivery of legal services. Through the generous tax-deductable donations of the legal community, the Foundation supports legal services to low-income Texans, legal education programs, and assistance to lawyers in need.
In 2012, the Foundation began its grant program, providing funding to area organizations for law-related projects. To date, the Foundation has presented over $160,600 in grants. Click here for information on past grant recipients and to learn how to apply for a grant.
In addition to the annual Foundation Gala and various small fundraisers throughout the year, the programs of the Foundation are supported by Fellows, Life Fellows, and Sustaining Fellows. These generous individuals are recognized annually in the Austin Lawyer publication and at the gala. Please click here to view a complete list of Fellows. Support the Foundation by becoming a Fellow today. Click here to donate.