A great many of the Foundation's other grant recipients are smaller, grass roots organizations that do not enjoy the benefits that name recognition lends to a solicitation effort.
The Foundation was incorporated in 1963 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Almost $8 million has been distributed since its founding.
The Mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation is to improve the administration of justice and the delivery of legal services; to cultivate understanding of and respect for the rule of law; and to render assistance to the poor, the neglected, and the most vulnerable.