The Fund for Justice and Education

The ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) is the 501(c)(3) charitable fund that supports the public service, policy, and education work of the American Bar Association.

ABA Giving Day - October 29

Legal services are human services, and they are needed more urgently than ever. ABA Giving Day is your opportunity to invest in programs that counter the impact of COVID-19 and champion racial justice across America. Held in conjunction with the National Celebration of Pro Bono – a time that recognizes the collective power of free legal services – ABA Giving Day promotes multiple ways to help ensure a just society by addressing the urgent social issues of today.

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The Power of your Philanthropy

Legal services are human services. Your gift will provide and support the provision of legal services that benefit individuals by protecting their livelihoods in ways that only our profession can.

Together We Stand for Legal Services

ABA COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund

The ABA COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund helps domestic violence survivors, homeless families, migrant children and others to rebuild their lives.

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The Power of your Philanthropy

On the cusp of an election, there is an even greater call to action to protect the rule of law, educate voters of their rights, and demonstrate humanity. Your generosity helps to make this possible by supporting programs that engage, empower, and inform our society.

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Legal Services are Human Services

About the Fund for Justice and Education

The public service, policy and education programs of the ABA are supported through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education with gifts from generous donors. These efforts that support best practice legal service delivery and increased access to justice have an immediate and long-term impact on individuals and our communities. Your gift enhances efforts already in place across the country and supports the development of innovative new services.

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Thank You to our Donors

Thank you to our individual and institutional donors. Your support of the ABA’s public service, policy and education efforts help maintain these valuable programs at a time when our legal expertise is needed more than ever.

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American Bar Endowment grants $3.2 million to ABA FJE

Generous Support for Legal Services

The ABA FJE is grateful for the ABE's investment of over $3.2 million to ABA charitable programs in 2020. The ABE's grant improves access to justice and provides life-saving legal services to individuals and families in need. Over many decades, the ABE has generously made grants of nearly $300 million to help support law-related public service, educational, and research projects of interest and importance to the public and the profession.

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Information Regarding Blackbaud Security Breach

Blackbaud, the third-party service provider that stores and manages ABA charitable donation information, recently notified the ABA of a security incident which may have affected donor personal data. The cybercriminal was not able to access encrypted sensitive identifiable information, like credit card and banking information, only publicly available information, like name, mailing address, email address, phone numbers and birth dates. The ABA takes data privacy and the protection of sensitive personal information very seriously. If you have further questions, please contact the ABA Service Center at (800) 285-2221 or (312) 988-5000 or The ABA greatly appreciates your ongoing support. To achieve our mission, ABA’s charitable programs depend on the generous support of individuals like you. We hope you take great pride in the important difference that your gift makes in improving access to justice and creating a more equitable society. Thank you.

Giving Opportunities

We believe that service is central to our professional calling as lawyers. There are many ways to make your gift now and in the future to ensure successful charitable programming.

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Fall Impact Report and 2018-2019 Donor Recognition

The Fund for Justice and Education 2019 Fall Impact Report is available. Generous charitable gifts from donors ensure the success of the vital legal service programs of the American Bar Association.

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ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship

Hundreds of Scholars Changing the Profession

The American Bar Association awards an annual Legal Opportunity Scholarship to first-year law students. These scholarships encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and provides financial assistance while these scholars earn their Juris Doctor. Generous donors make this Scholarship possible.

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ABA National Law and Civics Academy

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

The National Civics & Law Academy offers high school students an extraordinary opportunity to visit the nation's capital to experience "close up" law, government, and the justice system in the United States. Generous donors make this experience possible.

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Donor Privacy Statement

In efforts to protect our donors’ privacy, the FJE will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with external institutions, nor will the FJE send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.