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
Post-Graduate Legal Fellowships empower recent law school graduates to build their professional skills while also enabling civil legal aid clinics to help more low-income clients. The program is currently on pause as we evaluate potential changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shifting needs of law schools.Learn More
We are proud to have served approximately 52,000 individuals throughout Illinois this year through our access to justice and lawyers care programs and hope to serve many more with your continued support. Donate today to help your neighbors throughout Illinois receive assistance for basic needs such as housing, safety, education and accessibility to legal resources this holiday season.
Your gift helps provide funding for organizations across the state working with vulnerable populations, to ensure they receive the legal support and resources they so desperately need, and to support attorneys and their families during times of crisis.