Giving Back This Holiday Season

Your donation today will allow our grantee organizations serving vulnerable populations from Chicago to Carbondale to provide support for those struggling with domestic violence, housing instability, and disability and special education services, to name a few.

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Making an Impact

In Fiscal year 2021, the Illinois Bar Foundation approved the distribution of $235,000 in Access to Justice Grants to 33 non-profit organizations across the state.

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Illinois JusticeCorps

Welcome to our 2021-2022 Illinois JusticeCorps Fellows who have just begun their year of service helping people who need it most throughout Illinois.

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Our Mission

To ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer care for themselves due to incapacity.

As a philanthropic organization we recognize the importance of the law to ensure access to justice for everyone.

We provide grants to facilitate financial support for life changing programs and to encourage professionals to improve access to justice and advance the rule of law.

About Us
The support we received from the Warren Lupel Lawyers Care Fund came at a time when we needed it most and allowed us to catch up on bills enough to feel like we could see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our family will be forever grateful for the generosity of the Foundation and its wonderful donors. Without you, I'm not sure where our family would be right now but I absolutely know that we would not be thriving as we are now.” Anonymous Warren Lupel Lawyers Care Fund Recipient

An Introduction to the Illinois Bar Foundation

Our Programs

The IBF’s charitable programs advance the Foundation’s mission and further our values of ensuring equal access to justice, encouraging pro bono legal service, educating Illinoisans on their rights and responsibilities, and providing support for those in need.

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Your Donations at Work


Invested in Illinois


Covid-19 Relief Funds Granted

Counties Served Across Illinois

Upcoming Events

Learn more about some of our upcoming events!

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Make an Impact

Every gift makes a difference. Become a force for greater good impacting lives across the state of Illinois.

There are many ways to join the effort.

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Become a Champion

The Champions of the Illinois Bar Foundation are a special group of lawyers and non-attorney core supporters who believe in the value of justice and the importance of the Foundation’s leadership and charitable programs.

The Champion Program

Stories & News

See what’s new at the Illinois Bar Foundation and check out our new Blog feature.

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