The Kentucky Bar Foundation’s mission is to further the public’s understanding of the judicial system and the legal profession through programs and philanthropic partnerships that help those in need. One of the ways that the Foundation serves this mission is by awarding annual grants to law-related organizations and projects.

Application Details

To be considered for a grant, your program must meet the following requirements, among others:

  • Recipient must be a tax-exempt organization (e.g. 501(c)(3)).
  • The program or project for which funding is requested must have a law-related purpose and provide services in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The application and instructions for the KBF's 2024 grants are available by clicking the buttons below. Completed applications will be due on:

March 1, 2024

This year's grants will be awarded on May 10, 2024 at our Annual Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon in Covington.

2024 Grant Application Instructions (pdf) 2024 Grant Application (.docx)


History of KBF Grant Recipients

The KBF has awarded nearly $5 million in grants to support over 160 law-related programs and projects across Kentucky since 1988.  To learn more about the agencies we've supported, click here.

2023 Kentucky Bar Foundation Grants

$309,375 in Grant Money Awarded

Organization Program Amount
Access Justice Case Management Technology Improvement Project $5,000
Brighton Center, Inc. Supportive Services for Lift Up $10,000
Catholic Charities of Louisville Immigration Legal Services Fee Waiver Program $10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Owensboro Walking with our immigrant communities on the pilgrimage of their lives in Kentucky $11,000
Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, Inc. Assist Adults Experiencing Homelessness Obtain IDs $2,500
Family & Children's Place Responding to Gun Violence, an Increasing Means of Child Abuse in Kentucky $8,000
Family Enrichment Center Supervised Visitation Services $10,000
Gateway Children's Advocacy Center InVidiaCloud $3,600
Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions Supervised Visitation $10,000
Hope's Place Child Advocacy Center Digital Interviewing Software $6,700
HOTEL, INC. Holistic Partnership $15,000
Judi's Place for Kids, Inc. Resource Library for Children and Caregivers $10,000
Kentucky CASA Network, Inc. 2023 State Training and Conference $4,375
Kentucky Community and Technical College System Community College Legal Resource Fund $2,500
Kentucky Equal Justice Center Maxwell Street Legal Clinic: Enhancing Security for Childhood Arrivals $10,000
Kentucky High School Mock Trial Association, Inc. Tournament Administration and DEI Support $15,000
Kentucky Refugee Ministries Low-Cost Legal Assistance for Our Newest Neighbors $10,000
Kentucky Resources Council Legal Fellowship: Advancing Environmental Health and Justice Across the Commonwealth $15,000
Kentucky State University Expungement 101: Starting a New Chapter $10,000
Kentucky YMCA Youth Associatino KY YMCA Scholarship Fund $10,000
Legal Aid Society Veterans Legal Assistance Program $15,000
Lexington Leadership Foundation Amachi: A one-to-one mentoring program to children and youth impacted by incarceration $10,000
Mediation Center of Kentucky, Inc. Family Motion Hour Mediation Program $7,000
Micah Legal Securing a Brighter Future for Families Impacted by Domestic Violence through Future Planning $10,000
The Nest-Center for Women, Children and Families The Nest's Intimate Partner Violence Legal Project $10,000
Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass Know Your Rights: Living in Kentucky's Residential Care Communities $5,000
Safe Harbor of Northeast KY Safe Harbor Legal Fund $10,000
U of L Brandeis School of Law Brandeis Mediation Clinic Expansion $7,200
U of L Brandeis School of Law & U of L Trager Institute Elder Law Clinic Expansion $7,500
UK Rosenberg College of Law Law School Scholarships $10,000
NKU Chase College of Law Law School Scholarships $10,000
U of L Brandeis School of Law Law School Scholarships $10,000
CASA of Midwest Kentucky, Inc. KBA Distinguished Judge Award on behalf of Judge Brandi H. Rogers $2,000
National Bar Association, Kentucky Chapters KBA Distinguished Lawyer Award on behalf of Lonita K. Baker $2,000
Kentucky Innocence Project Breaking the Chains of Injustice $15,000
Past Grants