The Chicago Bar Foundation

  • IL

About Us

The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF), the charitable arm of the Chicago Bar Association, brings the legal community together to improve access to justice for people in need and make the legal system more fair and efficient for everyone.  The CBF’s mission recognizes that taking a leadership role to ensure equal access to justice is our common cause as a profession, and that we can make a distinct impact in advancing that cause by the legal community coming together through the CBF.

As the charitable arm of The Chicago Bar Association, the CBF’s work is made possible by the generous contributions of thousands of dedicated individuals, more than 200 law firms and corporations, and many other committed partners. Thanks to that strong support, the CBF awarded more than $4 million in grants in 2015 and continues to play a lead role in a number of innovative access to justice initiatives.





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