The South Asian Bar Association of North America Foundation (Foundation) is a California non-profit entity. Since its first convention in 2004, SABA North America has set aside a share of convention proceeds to fund its Foundation. Formed in 2007 and maintaining 501(c)(3) status, the Foundation is the charitable arm of SABA North America.

Mission Statement

Our mission statement consists of five goals:

  • Encourage philanthropy
  • Promote, fund, and encourage the professional growth and development of the South Asian Legal Community in North America
  • Support research on issues relevant to the South Asian Legal Community in North America
  • Educate the South Asian community in North America on the legal system and access to justice, while fostering confidence in the rule of law.

The Foundation develops and funds programs that support legal education, legal research and public interest employment that benefits the South Asian legal community of North America and the South Asian community as a whole. The Foundation also develops and funds public interest projects that benefit South Asian legal professionals and the South Asian community. The Foundation has also funded several public interest fellowships sponsored by SABA North America chapters. By partnering with these local SABA North America chapters, the Foundation aspires to encourage the involvement of South Asian attorneys in philanthropy and promote public interest initiatives.

Thank You to Our 2019-20 Corporate Sponsors


We invite you to join us in our goals.

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