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The North Carolina Bar Association Foundation announces its most recent endowment grants approved on January 26, 2017, at the Board of Directors meeting in Cary. A total of 25 grants for January-June 2017 were approved in the amount of $202,384 including 13 statewide and 12 local/regional grants. This grant cycle includes support for 9 legal service projects; 1 law school project; 2 law student outreach programs; 1 youth outreach project; and 1 judicial project.  These include 1 project in Turkey, NC; 1 project in Pittsboro; 1 project in Wilmington; 1 project in Raleigh, 1 project in Winston Salem; 1 project in Durham; and 4 projects in Charlotte.  

Endowment Grant Application

To apply for an Endowment Grant, please download and fill out the following application. Completed forms can be sent to

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The purposes of the NCBA Foundation Endowment are:

  • To build respect for and understanding of the law;
  • To support the delivery of legal services to eligible indigent communities;
  • To support legally related community service projects;
  • To study, improve and facilitate the administration of justice; and
  • To enhance the professional competence of lawyers.

Semi-annual grants assist dozens of statewide bar and legally related service/educational projects of many bar-affiliated non-profit organizations. The Endowment is the philanthropic workhorse of the NCBA Foundation and the NCBA. Since 1988, 707 endowment grants totaling more than $5.6 million have been awarded.

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