Giving to the Foundation

Together We Can Make a Difference

The Connecticut Bar Foundation is a non-profit corporation established in 1952 and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) organization. The Foundation works to further the rule of law and assist in efforts to improve the administration of justice in Connecticut.  This mission is based on the fundamental premise that the rule of law is essential to an orderly and just society and must be available to all, regardless of power or resources.  The Foundation serves this mission in part by working to secure and administer a reliable and sufficient flow of funds to support legal services and access to justice for persons of limited means.  The Foundation also serves its mission by sponsoring programs that address matters concerning the legal profession, the administration of justice and the role of law in society.

Although funds from IOLTA and other state programs support the Foundation’s mission, the need still far outstrips the capacity of legal services programs funded by the Foundation. Working together we can do more to enhance Foundation programs and meet the legal needs of the state’s most vulnerable populations.

Ways to help:

Planned Giving:

A planned gift is any major gift, made during your lifetime or at death as part of your overall financial and/or estate planning. These types of gifts provide fixed income or tax benefits to donors and are often in the form of a trust, charitable gift annuity, or a bequest of equity, life insurance, real estate, personal property, or cash. If you are interested in building your legacy through planned giving, please contact the Foundation directly at 860-722-2494.