Houston Bar Foundation

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Mission Statement of the Houston Bar Foundation and its Fellows Program

The Houston Bar Foundation was established in 1982 as the charitable arm of the Houston Bar Association. Since that time, the Foundation has supported programs that help provide legal representation to the indigent, promote community understanding of our legal system and foster the administration of justice. Through the generosity of its contributors, and significantly its Fellows, Life Fellows and Sustaining Life Fellows, the Foundation has been able to make a difference in the greater Houston community.





*Donations made through this link contribute to the general HBF funds and cannot be made for a specific program.

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Learn more about our Fellows program.

See who HBF Fellows are.

Already a Fellow? Log in to your HBA account to make a Fellows payment online. American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. If you have questions about your Fellows payment or status, contact HBA Membership Director Ron Riojas at ronr@hba.org or (713) 759-1133.


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The Houston Bar Foundation is organized exclusively for purely public charity and educational purposes, including purposes which support, promote, and encourage activities for the furtherance of justice and legal education through the sponsorship and encouragement of legal research, publications, institutes, forums, and the establishment of scholarship; the institution and maintenance of legal aid facilities for the indigent or working poor and the acceptance of aid and grants from governmental and private sources; the extension of financial assistance to attorneys or members of an attorney's family who are in need.

Since its inception, the Foundation has grown rapidly in both membership and funding. HBF Fellows, who are the lifeblood of the Foundation, total 2,107 as of December 2020.

The HBF endowment now stands at over $13 million. The annual support of our Fellows, together with the generosity of the individuals, law firms, corporations and other organizations that regularly contribute to the Foundation, is helping us make steady progress toward our ultimate goal of becoming self-sustaining.


There is a critical need for pro bono legal services for the less fortunate in our community. How can Houston lawyers help those in need of legal services?

Visit the Houston Volunteer Lawyers website to learn how you can help.