Focused on your community.
Committed to access to justice for all.
Your charitable giving goes further through the HCBF.
Since 1968, the Hennepin County Bar Foundation has made a positive impact on the community by funding legal projects and agencies that support those in need throughout Hennepin County.
The mission of the foundation is:
"Promoting equal access to justice for the people of Hennepin County."
Serving as the charitable arm of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Foundation was established with the express purpose of providing financial assistance to individuals, organizations, and projects related to the law and the legal system. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation that derives virtually all of its funding from direct contributions from individual HCBA lawyers, area law firms, and other organizations in the legal arena.
The HCBF provides more than $100,000 in grants each year
to dozens of local nonprofits through our Annual Grant process. Cy pres awards donated to
the HCBF are also distributed to local nonprofits through a separate Cy Pres Grant process.
Additionally, the HCBF has periodically provided seed money or acted as a
catalyst for new endeavors that are consistent with the mission of the
The HCBF has recently been engaged in strategic discussions related to growing
the impact of our grantmaking. As a result, the HCBF is focused on:
- Giving larger grant awards;
- Conducting a rigorous, multi-stage selection
- Staying connected to the local
nonprofit community, to keep updated on the ever-changing needs of
the people served by our grantees; and
- Growing the dollars raised in
order to say "yes" to a higher number of deserving grant
When you designate part of your firm’s or your
personal budget for charitable giving, we urge you to make the HCBF a priority.
Your donation has double impact: it results in a stronger local community and
furthers the ideals of the legal profession.
HCBF Board of Directors >>
Learn more about the HCBF Annual Grant process and grantees
Learn more about the current HCBF Cy Pres Grant process and grantees (supporting
the legal needs of women in Hennepin County) >>
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and attendance >>
View the most recent HCBF
Annual Report >>
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