Shreveport Bar Foundation

The Shreveport Bar Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization formed with the purpose of performing charitable and educational services in the Shreveport and Bossier communities. It is a non-profit corporation supported by grants, fundraising events and donations.

The Shreveport Bar Foundation’s areas of charitable focus are two-prong. First, the Shreveport Bar Foundation acts as the charitable arm of the Shreveport Bar Association. In this capacity, the Foundation board and its volunteers fundraise through various events and then make annual grant donations to local charities. Past recipients include the Martin Luther King Health Center, Volunteers for Youth Justice, Habitat for Humanity, Soldiers of Compassion, Pool of Siloam and Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College.

Secondly, the Shreveport Bar Foundation operates the Pro Bono Project in Caddo and Bossier Parishes (f/k/a Northwest Louisiana Pro Bono Project). The Pro Bono Project provides free legal assistance by volunteer attorneys in civil matters for qualified indigent and low-income Caddo and Bossier Parish residents. Lawyers in private practice volunteer through the Pro Bono Project to take cases for individual clients who qualify based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Hundreds of people with serious legal problems that affect their health, safety, shelter or income are assisted by volunteer attorneys annually.

The Pro Bono Project also provides legal assistance and community service to programs including Providence House, Common Ground, Wills for Heroes, Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission, Operation Stand Down and Homeless Experience Legal Problems (H.E.L.P.).

The Shreveport Bar Foundation recently purchased a building located at 625 Texas Street (corner of Texas Street and Louisiana Avenue) that will be used as the Shreveport Bar Center. The building is the headquarters location for the Shreveport Bar Association, Shreveport Bar Foundation and its Pro Bono Project. The Foundation will begin renovations on the building in August and plans to officially open to the public in December, 2011.

The new building and partnership between the Shreveport Bar Foundation, Pro Bono Project and the Shreveport Bar Association will enable us to increase public understanding of the legal system and to improve system of justice by working together to implement programs that enhance the legal profession and its contribution back to society. We envision the Shreveport Bar Center as a permanent community legal hub in Downtown Shreveport serving members of the public and the legal community.

The Shreveport Bar Foundation
Founding Fellows

James E. Bolin, Jr.
Laura P. Butler
Arthur R. Carmody, Jr. 
Samuel W. Caverlee
Trina T. Chu
Layne A. Clark, Jr.
John T. Cox, Jr.
James L. Fortson, Jr.
John M. Frazier
Judge Jeanette and David Garrett
Sam N. Gregorio
Kenneth P. Haines
Quintin T. Hardtner, III
W. James Hill, III
Judge Mark Hornsby 
Bernard S. Johnson
Tommy J. Johnson
Allison A. Jones
Anna Maria Sparke Keele
Sarah A. Kirkpatrick
H. Lyn Lawrence, Jr.
James C. McMichael, Jr.
W. Deryl Medlin
Kevin R. Molloy  
R. Joseph Naus 
George D. Nelson, Jr.
Roy S. Payne
Judge Charles B. Peatross
Mark Perkins
Lawrence W. Pettiette, Jr.
Susan T. Poole 
Herschel E. Richard, Jr.
Chris Slatten 
Fran Strange
G. Warren Thornell
Charles G. Tutt
James A. Van Hook, Jr.
Ronald R. Weems
Clair F. White
Claire B. Williams
Kenneth P. Wright
Judge Jacques L Wiener, Jr.
Judge E. Paul Young
Simon, Fitzgerald, Cooke, Reed & Welch
SB-Foundation-LogoOrganizations who would like to be considered for funding may submit a grant application for consideration.
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