We are the charitable arm of the bar association of metropolitan st. louis

The St. Louis Bar Foundation was founded in 1956 to be the charitable arm of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. We were originally founded by a group of lawyers who made financial contributions for charitable purposes. In recognition of their monetary support, they were designated “Fellows” of the Foundation. Today, the Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, qualified to receive full tax-deductible donations. We actively engage in annual grants and other charitable activities to further the rule of law and the administration of justice.

To learn more about the Foundation, visit the About Us section here.

You’re invited…

We invite you to explore this site and learn more about the St. Louis Bar Foundation and how we utilize donated funds to support other groups in our community and their worthwhile programs.

These include programs that assist citizens in utilizing the law to solve problems, as well as youth education programs that demonstrate how the law operates and how it directly affects young people’s lives. We have also encouraged young people to consider law as a career, and we grant direct scholarship assistance toward study at the law schools in our surrounding area. You will also find links that allow you to view those lawyers who contribute their time to the management of the Bar Foundation by serving on its Board of Directors and to read about the programs currently receiving grants from us. Finally (and importantly), see how you can assist the Foundation financially to support these efforts.


Our annual Spirit of Justice Celebration will be held October 10…
The St. Louis Bar Foundation’s annual Golden Gala has been renamed the Spirit of Justice Celebration and will be held this year at the Saint Louis Woman’s Club, 4600 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108. As in the past, the Foundation is asking for nominations of individuals or organizations who should be recognized for their leadership and demonstrated accomplishment in fostering and maintaining the rule of law, and in facilitating and promoting improvement of the administration of justice. You can download a nomination form HERE that provides full details. Nominations are due by August 1, 2014.