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.
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.
If you’re interested in applying for a Kentucky Bar Foundation grant and you meet all of these requirements, please request a grant application using the link below, or call the KBF at (502) 564-3795.
The KBF's 2018 grants were awarded in June 2018. The application for the KBF's 2019 grants will be available in January 2019, and completed applications will be due on March 15, 2019. The KBF's 2019 grants will be awarded in June 2019 at the KBF's annual Fellows & Partners for Justice Society Luncheon.
History of KBF Grant Recipients
The KBF has awarded more than $3.5 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.
2018 Kentucky Bar Foundation Grants
$250,000 in Grant Money Awarded
|Catholic Charities, Inc.||Immigration Legal Assistance Project and Bakhita Labor Trafficking Conference||$8,000|
|Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass||Children's Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team Coordination||$5,000|
|Community Foundation of Louisville||Family Drug Treatment Court||$10,000|
|Family & Children's Place||Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center and Family & Children's Place Translation Services||$5,000|
|The Healing Place, Inc.||The Healing Place Peer Mentor Program||$5,000|
|Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions||Supervised Visitation Support||$5,000|
|The International Center||New Life Project - Enhancing Compliance with the Law and Supporting the Vulnerable in the Refugee & Immigrant Communities||$8,000|
|Kentucky Equal Justice Center||Maxwell Street Legal Clinic: Ensuring Security, Completing the Journey||$8,000|
|Kentucky High School Mock Trial Association||Kentucky High School Mock Trial Program||$5,000|
|Kentucky Legal Aid||Kentucky Legal Aid Website Design||$15,000|
|Kentucky Refugee Ministries||KRM Immigration Legal Services Fee Subsidies||$8,000|
|Kentucky Resources Council||Enhancing Access to Environmental Legal Services for Low-Income Individuals and Communities||$10,000|
|Kentucky YMCA Youth Association||Kentucky Supreme Court, International Court of Justice and National Judicial Competition||$15,000|
|La Casita Center, Inc.||Legal Services and Outreach||$4,000|
|Legal Aid Society, Inc.||Veterans Legal Services||$15,000|
|Lexington Leadership Foundation||Amachi Mentoring Support||$5,000|
|Mentoring Plus||Mentoring Plus||$10,000|
|Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center||Legal Links||$10,000|
|The Nest - Center for Women, Children & Families||The Nest's Interpersonal Violence Legal Project||$10,000|
|NKY Regional Mental Health Community Corrections Program, Inc.||Mental Health Recovery Support Services||$10,000|
|Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass||Production of Updated Collateral in Support of Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities||$5,000|
|Prodigal Ministries, Inc.||Client Advocacy and Support||$5,000|
|Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center||Court Preparation Program||$2,000|
|Second Hope Ministries||Second Hope House||$6,000|
|University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law||Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program||$5,000|
|University of Pikeville||Judicial Speaker Series||$2,500|
|Uspiritus, Inc.||Improving Child Welfare and Court Collaboration||$6,000|
|CARE||Credit Abuse Resistance Education||$13,500|
|Louis D. Brandeis School of Law||KBF Scholarship||$10,000|
|Salmon P. Chase College of Law||KBF Scholarship||$10,000|
|University of Kentucky College of Law||KBF Scholarship||$10,000|
|KBA Distinguished Judge Award - Judge Brian C. Edwards, Louisville||Louisville Bar Center's Summer Internship Program in Partnership with Central High School Law Magnet||$2,000|
|KBA Distinguished Lawyer Award - Richard W. Hay, Somerset||Appalachian Research & Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc.||$2,000|