The Texas Bar Foundation announced it has awarded 56 grants totaling $849,436 during the fall 2022 grant cycle. This is the largest amount the bar foundation has ever given in one grant cycle.

“I am so proud of our Foundation for the grants which we approved last week. These grants will help thousands of Texans who are in need of assistance,” said Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Alistair Dawson in a press release. “Their lives will be improved because of the generosity of our Fellows which enables us to award these grants. We look forward to seeing the results of these grants from the organizations which we have supported this grant cycle.”

Founded in 1965 by attorneys determined to assist the public and improve the profession of law, the Texas Bar Foundation has maintained its mission of using the financial contributions of its fellows to build a strong justice system for all Texans. To date, the Texas Bar Foundation has distributed almost $25 million throughout Texas to assist nonprofit organizations with a range of justice-related programs and services. More than $1.5 million in grants will be distributed this fiscal year.

The Texas Bar Foundation will be hosting a Zoom review of the grant process at 11:30 a.m. CST Thursday, December 8, 2022. Any nonprofit organization interested in the grant program is encouraged to sign up at

The next grant deadline is 5 p.m. CST, January 15, 2023. For more information and to access the online application and qualifications, go to or email Amy Weir, grants manager, at