Donate to the St. Louis Bar Foundation
The St. Louis Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, so when you give to the Foundation your gift becomes fully tax deductible. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans – whether it's a one-time gift or a monthly contribution. You also have the option of specifying how you would like your contribution put to work.
Used at the discretion of the Foundation for operations, grants, and scholarship activities.
The Saint Louis Bar Foundation was founded in 1956 to be the charitable arm of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. The Foundation was 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.
100% of donations to Motion for Kids go to provide an annual Holiday Party for St. Louis area children in the foster care system, or those whose lives have been severely impacted by the criminal justice system. Annually, up to 3,000 children are served. The event is co-sponsored and organized by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Saint Louis Bar Foundation, Saint Louis University, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Isaac Bruce Foundation.
Children are matched up with sponsors from the St. Louis legal community (lawyers, judges, paralegals, office administrators, law students and legal secretaries). Each sponsor is asked to purchase and wrap two gifts (totaling $30) chosen from the child’s wish list. Gifts are distributed during the party, to which the children and their families are invited. Holiday Party activities include: Photos and autographs with sports figures and cheerleaders, arts & crafts stations, games, books, photos with Santa Claus, refreshments, and live entertainment.
The St. Louis Bar Foundation awards grants for "innovative projects that address identifiable and unmet needs in the community.” The grant proposals from eligible non-profit organizations must, according to Foundation guidelines, address one or more of the following categories: The advancement of the philosophy of law; the promotion and/or improvement of the administration of justice; the promotion and/or maintenance of high standards for the judiciary and lawyers; and the promotion of the public’s awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the rule of law, the practice of law, the court system, and individuals’ rights and responsibilities under the law.
Honor the extraordinary, celebrate the occasion and recognize the important people in your life with a charitable gift to the Saint Louis Bar Foundation. Tribute gifts are an easy way for you to support the Foundation’s grant making initiatives and make certain special family, friends and colleagues receive the recognition they deserve. Memorial gifts upon one’s passing are also a considerate way to commemorate a loved one or someone close to you.
You do not have to be asked to become a Fellow. If you are a lawyer and a member of BAMSL, you can get involved right away. We welcome new, enthusiastic members. This is a special opportunity to donate, while also being actively involved in the good works of this group.
Learn more HEREabout the different Fellow categories offered.