Overview of Our Grantmaking Program

Since 2004, the FNHCB has provided over
$1,000
to local charities & community organizations.

We strive to promote the honor and dignity of the legal profession through charitable giving. Perhaps more than any other profession, lawyers are in the perfect position to think globally and act locally, and that is precisely what The Foundation for the New Haven County Bar is designed to help them do. We make grants to private community service agencies in the New Haven area that provide critical services to people in need, like recent immigrants, refugees, children and families in crisis, and disabled veterans. We also support the volunteer work of New Haven County attorneys through the Public Service Committee of the New Haven County Bar Association, including their literacy programs, resume writing workshops, diaper collections, and work at local soup kitchens.

The Foundation makes grants to 501(c) 3 organizations in the New Haven community focusing on programs that include one or more of the following objectives:

  • Maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of the law;
  • Promote legal science and the administration of justice;
  • Promote the efficiency and integrity of the judicial process;
  • To establish and/or provide for organized entities or facilities for the furnishing of legal services to all citizens;
  • To apply knowledge and experience in the field of law to the promotion of the public good; and
  • To support charitable programs which assist the needy.

Priority consideration will be given to: 1) projects and/or activities supported by a committee(s) of the New Haven County Bar Association; and 2) special projects and/or activities of New Haven County organizations and bar associations that meet FNHCB grant-making priorities.

Grant deadlines: May 31