Roanoke Law Foundation

RLF logo - webOn June 10, 1997, the Roanoke Law Foundation (formerly known as the Roanoke Bar Association Foundation) was established to improve and facilitate the administration of justice, to promote the diffusion of knowledge of the law, and to effect such other educational and charitable purposes as the trustees from time-to-time shall determine.

The Roanoke Law Foundation serves as the public service and philanthropic arm of the Roanoke Bar Association for the purpose of supporting, improving and facilitating the administration of justice; and providing and supporting law-related education. This mission is to be accomplished by raising funds to provide grants and other financial assistance to individuals and other organizations to support law-related educational activities, and to provide scholarships for potential future attorneys, and by providing public service in support of this mission.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $217,900 in scholarships through the James N. Kincanon Scholarships, the Jane S. Glenn Scholarship, and in grants for community and other civic purposes.  Applications for grants must be postmarked by March 31 of each year.  All applications must comply with the Foundation’s Grant Policy 2024 and must be accompanied by a completed Grant Application 2024.

In 2006, Santa at the Station was established which provides a holiday party for children and their parents who are living in shelters in our area during the holiday season.

In 2014, the Foundation assumed the responsibility for the award-winning public service program, You and the Law.

The Trustees include the immediate Past President of the Roanoke Bar Association, who serves as chairman, the President, President-Elect, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Roanoke Bar Association.  In addition, there are also three at-large members of the Bar who are elected as Trustees to three-year terms by the Roanoke Bar Association.

Under the Roanoke Law Foundation Trust Agreement, the Fellows of the Foundation program began in 2012 and was established to help the Foundation expand its activities and reach into the Roanoke Valley community by undertaking projects to support worthy causes the Fellows believe are in the best interest of the legal community and the administration of justice, and to provide additional financial support to achieve these goals.

The Foundation has been designated a 50l(c)(3) charitable organization.  Tax-deductible contributions further the work of the Foundation and are appreciated.  Checks should be made payable to the Roanoke Law Foundation and mailed to:

Roanoke Law Foundation
P. O. Box 18183
Roanoke, VA  24014