New Hampshire Bar Foundation

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The New Hampshire Bar Foundation is a nonprofit, grant-making charitable foundation dedicated to supporting civil legal aid for the disadvantaged and law-related education in New Hampshire.


The New Hampshire Bar Foundation promotes the role of lawyers in securing equal access to justice and supports the charitable and educational aims of the New Hampshire Bar and its members.

Read more about the Mission of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.

Support New Hampshire Bar Foundation

Your tax deductible contribution will help support non-profit legal service organizations serving NH citizens.

You can use this simple form to make a secure credit card donation online or send your check to: NH Bar Foundation at 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301. If your donation is for a specific program (ie., Suffolk Alumni LRAP, Fellows or an endowment fund), please indicate such in the notes or memo section.

Please contact us at or 603-715-3210 for information on other giving options.

Apply for 2018 Justice Grants

The Bar Foundation is accepting applications for Justice Grants until 4 p.m. Feb. 16, 2018.

Our donors value the promise of equal justice for all and seek to improve the administration of justice in New Hampshire. Some grants are made for community education about the law. Grants are available for project startup costs, planning or research or to stabilize new programs but not for ongoing operations.

See the Justice Grant Application packet for details.

Nixon-Zachos Award Nominations

NH Bar Foundation Fellows are invited to submit nominations for the 2018 Nixon-Zachos Award to be presented at the Fellows Justice Reception on May 24, 2018 at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester.

A nominee should be a NH lawyer with a career-long record of service as a lawyer and a leader in their community.

Please submit nomination forms to NH Bar Foundation, 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301 or by email.

Annual Dinner Celebrates
Foundation's 40th Anniversary

A Bar Foundation grant that helped launch a long-running statewide conference on domestic violence was one example of the Bar Foundation's good works during its 40 years in existence cited by Judge Susan Carbon (above), keynote speaker at the Sept. 12 Annual Dinner.

John B. Garvey received the Frank Rowe Kenison Award and Rory Parnell was the Robert E. Kirby Award recipient who were honored at the event, which took place at the Manchester Country Club.

Read more and see photos from the event in New Hampshire Bar News.

Centennial Gala Celebrates
Women in Law in NH

A capacity crowd on June 1, 2017, celebrated the first 100 years of women in the legal profession in New Hampshire. Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis keynoted the event, which featured a video of memories of women pioneers in law as well as their successors in the profession.

The event was coordinated by the NH Bar Foundation in collaboration with: NH Women's Bar Association; New Hampshire Bar Association and its Gender Equality Committee; the Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court, the NH Association for Justice, and the NH Supreme Court Society.

A commemorative booklet celebrating the history of pioneering women in the bench and bar also was published.

Where IOLTA Money Goes

Read reports from last year's IOLTA grantees about what impact these grants had on their work to enhance access to justice for NH's vulnerable citizens.

In the current year, $800,000 was granted for civil legal services programs. 2016-2017 IOLTA grant awards.

Make Your IOLTA Dollars Count More

It really makes a difference where you have your IOLTA account! Your IOLTA deposits earn substantially more if you use one of the Leadership Level financial institutions that support the New Hampshire Bar Foundation's mission by paying 2 percent or more on IOLTA deposits.

Now, financial institutions paying at least 1 percent also are being specially recognized as Partner Level financial institutions. Find out more about Leadership and Partner Level financial institutions.

IOLTA has generated nearly $32 million for civil legal services and public education over its 33-year history. Find out more about IOLTA.


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