The West Virginia Bar Foundation is the philanthropic organization for our state’s legal profession and justice system. Its mission is to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services for our citizens.
Beginning in 2004, the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors—a diverse group of fifteen lawyers from all parts of the state and all types of law practice which sets the policies for the organization—began to award grants to worthwhile charitable groups that met the mission’s goals and objectives. Since that time, almost $100,000 in grants has been made in 23 awards to entities. Even more impressive is that more than $85,000 of that amount has been distributed in just the past three years.
The Bar Foundation welcomes grant applications from any eligible entity. The application is easy to understand and complete. It is located on this website——under Grants on the toolbar. The Grants Committee and the Board review applications and make decisions on a quarterly basis.
The grantees and their beneficial programs are listed below.
The Bar Foundation will continue to give its support to projects which achieve its mission.


DATE                     ORGANIZATION                                            ACTIVITY

3/04                       Legal Aid of WV                                         Legal Needs Survey

7/04                       ChildLaw Services                                     Child Abuse Prevention

6/05                       WALS Foundation                                     Student Mock Trials

3/06                       Charleston Catholic H.S.                          Health Care Directives (Clay Co.)

10/06                     WV Public Broadcasting                           Closed Captioning

2/07                       Wheeling Jesuit University                      Constitution Day

10/07                     Junior Achievement                                  Student Legal Studies

6/08                       Legal Aid of WV                                         Statewide Technology Network

6/08                       WV Supreme Court                                   Student Law Adventure

6/08                       WV Center for Civic Life                           Civic Literacy

9/08                       Legal Aid of WV                                          Statewide Technology Network

10/08                     The Resource                                              IOLTA Comparability Rule

2/09                       WVU College of Law                                   International Law

3/09                       We, the People                                             Constitution Student Debate

6/09                       Harrison Co. Child Advocacy                     Child Abuse Forensic Interviews

6/09                       WV Association of Counties                       Co. Courthouse Documentary

7/09                       The Resource                                               IOLTA Comparability Rule

9/09                     Fayette Co. Education Fund                        Student Legal Leadership

12/09                     Family Counseling Connection                  Sex Offense Treatment Training

12/09                     Alliance for Children                                   Guardian ad Litem Handbook

3/10                       The Law Works-Public Broadcasting       Legal Education TV Program

3/10                       Hi-Y Leadership Center                             Student Leadership Training

3/10                       WVU College of Law                                   Public Service Scholarship


Total Grants -$97,573