About the south carolina bar foundation

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

Since 1971, the South Carolina Bar Foundation has awarded more than $60 million to various law-related organizations throughout South Carolina. The Bar Foundation provides funding for three primary categories of law-related nonprofits:  Administration of Justice, Civil Legal Aid and Law-Related Education. Our grantee partners work incredibly hard to provide needed assistance to victims of domestic violence, homeless families, persons denied access to necessary health care services, victims of discrimination, children in need of special education, targets of consumer fraud and the elderly. They provide opportunities for students throughout the state from elementary school and up to learn about the legal system. They also provide students the opportunity to give back to their communities through public service.

The South Carolina Bar Foundation is honored to support our grantee partners.  

Our Vision

Our vision is for every person in South Carolina to recognize and secure legal rights.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote justice by funding legal access and education.

Looking to the Future

With your help, we can make more progress to advance justice in the state of South Carolina. Contact us to find out more about our grantees, the results of our investments, and how to become involved.