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Former Bar Foundation Executive Director, David Snyder, congratulates Pierce Law student, Erin Callahan, on receiving a grant from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation to support her internship at a public law agency serving the disadvantaged in New Hampshire.


Justice Society

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Justice Society funds represent donors who have united to increase the effectiveness and ensure the future of their philanthropy. The Justice Society is comprised of permanent, yet flexible, endowed funds that offer donors the opportunity to:

  • Create a fund to which others may contribute in your honor
  • Address ongoing and emerging civil legal issues
  • Benefit specific types of legal services or educational programs
  • Provide funding to help particular groups of people (elderly, children, domestic violence victims, etc.)

These endowed funds are held by the NH Charitable Foundation and pooled for investment purposes to generate maximum interest. Each year, distributions from the funds are awarded by the Bar Foundation through the competitive Justice Grant application process to nonprofit organizations. Please email or call the New Hampshire Bar Foundation at 603-715-3210 to learn more about establishing a fund.

Justice Society Funds

Donations may be made to Justice Society Funds at any time throughout the year.

Advancement of Justice Fund and Richard P. Dunfey Fund support access to justice for low-income people, public education about the law, and other projects which improve the administration of justice.

William A. Baker Fund supports pro bono legal assistance for disadvantaged people in New Hampshire.

Hon. William F. Batchelder Fund supports legal services for low-income and other disadvantaged people in New Hampshire.

Stanley M. and Thalia M. Brown Fund supports public education about the law, with an emphasis on educating the NH legislature about the justice system in New Hampshire.

Vickie Bunnell Memorial Fund supports access to justice for low-income people, public education about the law, and other projects which improve the administration of justice in the North Country with a special focus on the prevention of violence in the family and community.

Consumer Protection Law Reform Fund supports consumer protection advocacy by New Hampshire Legal Assistance.

Judge Richard F. Cooper Fund supports disadvantaged children and youth in the Rochester, NH area.

NH Charitable Foundationís Charles W. Dean Trust Fund To provide prisoners at the NH State Prison, or persons accused of crimes, a means of telling their story relating to the crime of which they are imprisoned or charged, through the newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, or other methods of communication.

Hon. William A. Grimes Fund supports judicial education.

Justice William A. Grimes Award for Judicial Professionalism supports an annual award to a judicial member of the New Hampshire Bar Association who best reflects the highest standards of integrity, legal knowledge and ability, judicial temperament, diligence and compassion.

Robert E. Kirby Award Fund supports an annual award to an attorney under 35 who demonstrates civility, integrity and excellence in the practice of the law.

J. Albert and Mildred E. Lynch Fund supports educational efforts on the importance of property rights in a free society.

A. J. McDonough Family Fund supports efforts to address the legal needs of New Hampshire's senior citizens, with an emphasis on projects that provide information, education, and advice about healthcare and nursing home alternatives, legal rights, and asset protection.

The McLane Fund supports broad charitable purposes consistent with the mission of the NHBF.

Arthur & Esther Nighswander Justice Fund supports development of competent, reflective citizens by providing grants for programs and projects which educate participants on the principles and history of the United States Constitution, with particular emphasis on civil liberties and civil rights.

Frederic K. Upton Justice Fund promotes and supports law-related education.

Voluntary Prevention Fund supports efforts to promote ethics and professionalism and to prevent misconduct by members of the NH Bar Association.

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