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 2017 grants were awarded in June 2017. The application for the KBF's 2018 grants will be available in January 2018, and completed applications will be due on March 15, 2018. The KBF's 2018 grants will be awarded in June 2018 at the KBF's annual Fellows & Partners for Justice Society Luncheon.
History of KBF Grant Recipients
The KBF has awarded more than $3 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.
2017 Kentucky Bar Foundation Grants
$265,000 in Grant Money Awarded
|Appalachian Citizens' Law Center||Black Lung Project||$10,000|
|Boulware Mission, Inc.||Court Referral Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Women||$10,000|
|Catholic Charities, Inc.||Immigration Legal Assistance Project||$20,000|
|Children's Law Center, Inc.||Pro Se Child Custody Clinic||$12,000|
|Doctors & Lawyers for Kids||Capacity Building Initiative||$10,000|
|ElderServe||ElderServe's Crime Victim Services||$5,000|
|Family & Childen's Place||Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center & Shively Visitation Center||$10,000|
|Family Enrichment Center||Part-time Supervised Visitation Monitor & Brown Bag Trainings||$7,000|
|The Healing Place, Inc.||The Healing Place Peer Mentor Program||$5,000|
|The International Center||New Life Project - Preventing Violence & Supporting Survivors in the Refugee & Immigrant Communities||$20,000|
|Kentucky Equal Justice Center||Maxwell Street Legal Clinic: Preparing Families, Protecting Children||$11,000|
|Kentucky Lawyer Assistance Program Foundation||KYLAP Volunteer Training and Retreat||$10,000|
|Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc.||Fee Subsidies for Vulnerable Refugees & Immigrants||$11,000|
|Legal Aid of the Bluegrass||Legal Aid University||$5,000|
|Legal Aid Society, Inc.||Volunteer Lawyers for Veterans Program||$15,000|
|Mediation Center of Kentucky||Family Motion Hour Mediation Program||$5,000|
|Mentoring Plus||Mentoring Plus||$10,000|
|The Nest - Center for Women, Children & Families||The Nest's Interpersonal Violence Legal Project||$5,000|
|Soup for the Soul, Inc.||Community Service Volunteer Project||$5,000|
|Sunrise Children's Services||Partnering with the Courts to Provide Life Changing Services for Vulnerable Children & Troubled Families||$15,000|
|Uspiritus, Inc.||Improving Child Welfare & Court Collaboration||$12,000|
|YouthBuild Louisville||YouthBuild Louisville||$2,000|
|CARE||Credit Abuse Resistance Education||$16,000|
|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 Thomas B. Russell, Paducah||Kentucky Legal Aid (to be designated for Paducah)||$2,000|
|KBA Distinguished Lawyer Award - Pierce W. Hamblin, Lexington||Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (to be designated for Legal Assistance to Kentucky Veterans)||$2,000|