...to serve the citizens of Kansas and the legal profession through funding charitable and educational projects that foster the welfare, honor and integrity of the legal system by improving its accessibility, equality and uniformity, by enhancing public opinion of the role of lawyers in our society.
The Kansas Bar Foundation supports programs that provide access to the legal system for low-income Kansans, advocacy for children in need of care and victims of domestic violence. Funding also provides scholarships, educational materials and teacher training for public and private schools about the role of law and lawyers in society.
Founded in 1957, the foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations, and IOLTA.
Your Support Can Make a Difference!
Your contribution can continue to make a real difference in the lives of Kansans. The Kansas Bar Foundation supports programs that foster the welfare, honor and integrity of the legal system. We do this by reviewing funding requests from programs that:
- Provide access to the legal system for low-income Kansans
- Advocate for children in need of care
- Provide services to victims of domestic violence
- Provide scholarships for law school and repayment of loans for law school
- Support access to educational materials for educators and students about the role of law and lawyers in society
In addition, each year the Kansas Bar Foundation requests proposals for the IOLTA Grant Program and applications for scholarships.
Contribute to the KBF
Individuals and corporations can contribute to the Foundation by completing the KBF Contribution Form (to be mailed or faxed) or by donating online.
Kansas Bar Foundation
1200 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66612-1806
Fax: (785) 234-3813
Checks should be made payable to the Kansas Bar Foundation. Your gift to the KBF is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
Fellows Giving Levels
Fellow: $1,000 – $2,499
Fellow Silver: $2,500 - $4,999
Fellow Gold: $5,000 - $7,4999
Fellow Platinum: $7,500 - $9,999
Fellow Diamond: $10,000 - $14,999
Pillar of Foundation: $15,000 - $49,999
Pillar of Profession: $50,000 or more
KBF Fellows Program
How do I become a Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation?
Attorneys admitted to practice law under the Rules of the Kansas Supreme Court can be part of the Kansas Bar Foundation Fellows Program. Fellows commit to contribute $1,000 in 10 or fewer annual installments. Fellows are recognized at the Annual Recognition Dinner for the Fellows of the Kansas Bar Foundation. Fellows reach additional giving levels by continuing to donate to the Foundation. Read more about the KBF Fellows Program.
Donations to the Fellows Program can be mailed or faxed by completing the KBF Contribution Form or by donating online. Your gift to the KBF is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.