The Birdsall Impact Grant program seeks to assist county bar associations and foundations in the furtherance of charitable, educational or pro bono programs or projects that are consistent with the mission of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and succeed in making an immediate impact on the way a county bar operates in service to its members, its court and its community.
If your county bar association is interested in applying for grants funds, please complete the Birdsall County Bar Impact Grant Application found on the Foundation’s website at http://www.pabarfoundation.org/what-we-do/birdsall-impact-grants-program/. The deadline for submission is April 2, 2018.
A total of $1,000 will be awarded. The successful applicant(s) will be notified in writing on or before May 1, 2018, and the grant(s) will be awarded during the Annual Meeting of the Foundation Board of Directors and Members scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Hershey, PA in conjunction with the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
The program is open to all bar associations and bar foundations, with consideration given to those with limited means. To date, the program has awarded $8,000 in grants to support a variety of initiatives including pro bono training opportunities; mentoring programs for new attorneys; and computer hardware to support mobile pro bono outreach programs like Wills for Heroes. Past recipients include the Butler County Bar Association Foundation, the Lebanon County Bar Association, the Erie County Bar Association, the Washington County Bar Association, the Delaware County Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Lackawanna County Bar Association and York County Bar Foundation.