As the largest Bar Foundation in the United States, the OSBF gives grants and supports programs that address specific shortcomings in our legal system, honors the accomplishments of attorneys who give back to their communities, and brings together attorneys across the state who support the OSBF’s mission.
We believe attorneys are uniquely poised to assist Ohioans with unmet legal needs.
We believe our democracy works better when people understand the law.
We believe everyone deserves fair and equal access to justice.
Granted Since 1992
Granted in 2023
Grants Given in 2023
Ohio State Bar Foundation
Learn more about the Center for Holocaust and Humanity in Cincinnati. The Center for Holocaust and Humanity was awarded $10,000 through the OSBF's Racial Justice Initiative for their Case Study for Law Enforcement: Building Community Through the Lessons of the Holocaust project. Using the history of the Holocaust and Nazification of law enforcement as a case study, law enforcement professionals came together to explore the topic of groupthink, analyze the role of law enforcement in history and its importance in modern-day community building and policing practices, and examine their own conscious and implicit biases.
Putting Donations to Work
As a charitable grantmaking organization, the OSBF awards grants to Ohio nonprofits addressing specific, unmet legal needs in our communities. Since 1992, the Foundation has awarded more than $15 million to law-related philanthropic organizations and projects across Ohio. Over time, grants have supported the creation of legal materials, new websites, campaigns, clinics, conferences, trainings, presentations, and more. Visit the Grantee Hub to learn more.
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