What We Do

Our vision is for every person in South Carolina to recognize and secure legal rights. Since 1987, the South Carolina Bar Foundation has awarded more than $50 million to various law-related organizations throughout South Carolina. Today, the Bar Foundation is the only statewide funding source for the provision of civil legal aid and law-related projects. With your help, we can make more progress to advance justice in the state of South Carolina.

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Who are Our Grantees?

  • Administration of Justice

    We support organizations that use innovative and cost-effective means to enhance legal services for the poor.

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  • civil legal aid

    We help organizations that provide direct civil legal aid to those who are underserved by existing legal services.

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  • law related education

    We work with organizations that teach students to become responsible citizens under the law.

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Make an Investment in Justice

Help us help others. You can become an annual donor, or you can make a one-time tribute gift to honor or memorialize a mentor, colleague, friend or family member. When you give, you can designate where your gift will be applied. From Legal Aid for the Homeless to Domestic Violence Protection to Legal Education, your support of the South Carolina Bar Foundation allows us to fund the advancement of justice.


Thank You to Our Donors

The cornerstone of the Bar Foundation’s success is our donors. Your support plays a vital role in expanding our philanthropic reach. The support of generous donors allows the Foundation to continue its mission of promoting justice by funding legal access and education. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks goes to all of your who support our efforts.


    Planned gifts and bequests in excess of $10,000

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  • Justice Legacy

    These donors’ gifts to the Foundation meet or exceed $10,000

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    These donors’ gifts to the Foundation are between $5,000 and $9,999

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  • Society of Justice

    These donors’ gifts to the Foundation total $1,000 over a one-year time period

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