The Indianapolis Bar Foundation

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Indianapolis Bar Association, is a community-focused leader of the local legal profession. The foundation's ongoing grants and programs are maintained solely through the generosity and energy of its directors, fellows and donors. To further its mission and to make a greater impact on Indianapolis, the Foundation asks for your financial and volunteer support.


The Mission of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation is to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service.

The Impact Fund

Peace Learning Center was named the 2015 Impact Fund Grant recipient.

The 2014 Impact Fund Grant recipient was the Joseph Maley Foundation. The IBF awarded the 2013 Impact Fund Grant to Indiana Legal Services, Inc. Other past recipients of the Impact fund include Reach for Youth (2012) and the Health and Human Services Clinic, a collaboration of Wishard Health Services and the McKinney School of Law (2011).

IBF Events

2016 Evening Under the Stars Dinner/Auction

Friday, October 14, 2016
Biltwell Event Center
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2016 Lawyer Links Classic Golf Outing
Thursday, July14, 2016
Country Club of Indianapolis
Save the date!

IBF Grants

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation awards thousands of dollars to a variety of community service programs each year.  Projects funded include the following:

Service to the Community (pro bono)

Community events - Ask A Lawyer

Outreach - Constitution books and voter registration provided at Naturalization ceremonies

IndyBar Pro Bono Coordinator

Service to the Profession

Diversity Job Fair

Professionalism initiatives

Publishing of Commonly Asked Questions about Indiana Law book

Leadership Training / Scholarships

Bar Leader Series Pay it Forward Project Grants

Leadership development at National Conference of Bar Presidents and Bar Leadership Institute for diverse attendees

Scholarships for IBA programming - Bar Review course, Applied Professionalism course, Bench Bar

Educational Initiatives - Bench Bar

Bench Bar Conference
Web-based access to Bar Review

Technology and staff for education programs