North Carolina Bar Association members give back to their communities statewide through the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment. Grants are awarded in conjunction with the mission, vision and values of the NCBF.
Formed in 1987, the NCBF Endowment has provided millions of dollars of funding to worthwhile projects across the state, including scholarships for the children of slain or permanently disabled law enforcement officers. Endowment funds are generated through numerous giving opportunities, including Justice Funds, Liberty Funds, Memorial Gifts and estate gifts which result in membership in the Platt D. Walker Society, which is named in honor of the NCBA’s first president.
Help grow the $5.6 million unrestricted grant fund to support legally related service projects in counties across North Carolina. Give to the Endowment Grant Fund.
Help build the long-term financial viability of LANC to meet the civil legal needs of fellow North Carolinians and close the justice gap. Give to the LANC Fund.
The NCBF Endowment was established to help fund legally related service projects within the NCBA and NCBF and other North Carolina legal groups. These projects respond to current and future legally related needs that are often times unforeseen and support projects that study, improve and facilitate the administration of justice, build respect for and understanding of the law, enhance the professional competence of lawyers, support the delivery of legal services to eligible indigent communities and support legally related community service projects.
The Foundation Endowment was formed in 1987 with the Founders Campaign that raised over $1.5 million under the leadership of Winston-Salem attorney, William F. Womble. In 1991, the Builders Campaign raised an additional $350,000. Through the leadership of James D. Blount, Jr. of Raleigh, the Centennial Endowment Campaign raised over $1.6 million in 1999-2001, boosting the Foundation Endowment to more than $5.6 million. With the creation of the Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) Fund in January 2007, the Endowment has grown to more than $10 million.