The Nashville Bar Foundation ("NBF") was incorporated in May of 1980 with funds collected by the Nashville Bar Memorial Fund. The NBF Fellows Program was established in 1991 as a way for the bar to honor its colleagues who have contributed significantly to the community. This devotion to service to the client and to the public interest is one of the hallmarks of the program. Fellows are selected by their colleagues, and each "class" of Fellows is limited to approximately 2% of the Nashville Bar Association membership. The objective of the Nashville Bar Foundation is to raise an endowment that will allow the NBF to have an impact on initiatives in the Nashville legal community.
The mission of the Nashville Bar Foundation is to support and expand the provision of law-related educational and charitable programs and services that promote the knowledge, understanding, and respect for the law among students, the general public, and the legal community; to preserve the honor and integrity of the legal profession; to foster collegiality among members of the legal profession; and to improve the administration of justice throughout the greater Nashville area.
The Nashville Bar Foundation—through its Trustees and its Fellows—must guide the Foundation to a more purposeful mission. If you would like to help with these efforts, contributions are appreciated and accepted online.
Refund Policy: All contributions/donations are non-refundable. Please call 615-242-9272 should you have any questions.
The Nashville Bar Foundation provides funding for projects that further its objectives and purposes, as stated above. To be eligible, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) and must provide a copy of its 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS. For details on eligibility and guidelines, visit NashvilleBar.org/GrantGuidelines.