- Last Updated 02/05/2014 -

2013 Bar Foundation Annual Report

In 1932, the Minnesota State Bar Association created the Minnesota State Bar Foundation as its charitable arm. 

From July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, the Foundation received 74 grant applications totaling $242,884 and awarded $60,000.  The need continues to be great.  To this end, the Foundation continues to work on a strategic plan to increase our grant awards.  We continue to strive to meet our mission of legal assistance to the disadvantaged, improvements in the administration of justice and law-related education.

The Foundation’s ability to fulfill its charitable purposes depends on the generosity of its donors.  The Foundation has an optional $25 check-off on the MSBA’s annual dues renewal statement and the majority of the Foundation’s contributions come through this source.

MSBA members are encouraged to consider making a donation at other times of the year, not just during the dues renewal period.  A gift to the Foundation is a thoughtful way to commemorate the work, value, retirement or memory of another lawyer.  All gifts are tax deductible as charitable contributions.  Donations can be made to the Minnesota State Bar Foundation, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402 or online.