Bench & Bar of Minnesota is the official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association.

MSBF says “thank you”

The Minnesota State Bar Foundation exists for the express purpose of providing monetary grants to community and law-related programs and activities. Areas of emphasis include legal assistance to the disadvantaged, improvements in the administration of justice and law-related education. The Foundation, which is part of the MSBA, typically awards over $100,000 in grants each year during their two grant cycles in September and March.

The Minnesota State Bar Foundation recognizes that its existence and its ability to carry out its assigned mission are due to the cooperation and support that it receives from the Minnesota State Bar Association and its individual members, who are the primary source of all funds available to the Foundation. The Foundation therefore feels deeply obligated to pursue policies and make grants to such programs and causes as it believes would attract the special interest and support of the lawyers of the state of Minnesota.

During this time of reflection, the Minnesota State Bar Foundation Board members would like to personally thank those of you who have given to the Foundation either through the annual dues check-off or through personal donations. For more information about the Foundation and to donate, please visit

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