The American College of Bankruptcy Foundation was established to promote the ends of justice through educational and charitable activities. Its missions, focused in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency, are: sponsorship and encouragement of legal research, publications and forums; establishment of scholarships; providing for the collection and maintenance of data and documents for scholarly research; and fostering the institution and maintenance of legal aid facilities for the indigent.

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Looking for information on Financial Literacy resources for yourself, family members, students or clients? We have included links to several sites and materials to help navigate the confusing and ever-changing world of personal finance.

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Pro Bono Projects Looking for Grants

The American College of Bankruptcy (the “College”) and American College of Bankruptcy Foundation (the “Foundation”) award grants to legal services organizations whose activities are consistent with the objective of the respective missions of the College and Foundation. Grant awards are made by the College and Foundation’s Pro Bono Committee (the “Committee”).


Applications for grants during a calendar year must be received on or before July 1 of the calendar year.

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Before Applying for a Grant-
Click here to view current pro bono resources

Please take a few minutes to look through our database of pro bono resources. Past grant recipients have made their electronic materials available both online and offline. These agencies received funds from the American College of Bankruptcy to create materials to aid pro bono attorneys in providing much needed bankruptcy assistance to low income debtors.

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Want to Help With Pro Bono Projects in Your Area?

The Foundation has provided funding to worthwhile projects throughout the United States. If you would like to get involved and "give something back" to your community, click here to find a pro bono organization in your area.


Pro Bono History

Grantees in the News:
Our Funding at Work


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Donate to the Foundation Today!

The need, and demand, for pro bono bankruptcy services has never been greater than it is now. If the bankruptcy bar will not support these services, who will? The American College of Bankruptcy Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and donations to it are tax deductible. Please give—if not an hour of your time, then, at least, an hour of your money.

If your organization would like to help with Pro Bono efforts but does not have an internal mechanism to do so, please consider donating funds to the Foundation. The American College of Bankruptcy has an active committee of bankruptcy attorneys and judges that fully vets requests for grants and follows up to ensure that the grants have been used for the purpose requested. You may wish to consider a donation in memory of one of the many esteemed Fellows who have passed away. Please click here to view this list.

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