The Greensboro Bar Association Foundation, Inc., formed in the early 1980’s, is the bar-related entity through which many members of the Greensboro Bar Association extend their generosity to worthy causes in the community. Under the rules of the Foundation, monetary grants may be made to or in support of organizations and activities that relate to the legal profession, legal education, the administration of justice and, more generally, such activities which foster the honor and integrity of the law, facilitate the administration of justice, promote the study of law, maintain a law library, promote suitable standards of legal education and participate and promote activities which epitomize the contribution of lawyers to the community.
Grants vary in size and frequency, and are determined on the merit of the program, and the availability of funds. The grant request must originate from a non-profit organization located in the greater Greensboro, North Carolina area, and must be a non-profit organized under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code or affiliated with a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Grant proposals will be accepted annually from June 1 to August 1. Grant decisions will be made by September 30 and disbursements made by October 15.
Examples of organizations and programs that were granted funds over the last ten years include Church World Service Greensboro for immigration legal services and Court Watch for process servers, the Elon Law Library, the Guilford County Court Initiative, Kids Voting Guilford County and Northwest Guilford High School’s Constitution Competition.