The Illinois Bar Foundation’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.
The Illinois Bar Foundation carefully vets legal aid organizations serving Illinoisans around the state and distributes grants for programs that provide civil legal services, encourage and support pro bono legal work, and educate Illinois residents on their rights and responsibilities under the law.Learn More
Illinois JusticeCorps is an innovative AmeriCorps program administered by the Illinois Bar Foundation that places volunteers in courthouses around Illinois to help people without lawyers. Volunteers are trained and supported to provide legal information and procedural guidance, as well as connect court patrons with legal aid services and self-help resources.Learn More
The Illinois Bar Foundation has reimagined the former Post-Graduate Legal Fellowship Program and is introducing a new grants program to support the work of Illinois Law Schools and their clinics that serve the crucial role of educating and training law students to become the future of the legal profession while meeting the legal needs of the most vulnerable members of the Illinois community.Learn More