The Bairs Foundation provides the financial assistance families need to pay for basic living expenses during litigation. We offer non-recourse advances with low, simple interest, because we believe in fairness.

Our mission is to provide plaintiffs with low-cost access to capital, so they can go the distance against deep-pocket defendants.

Keeping People Out of Poverty

The Bairs Foundation supports families that need a helping hand. We are committed to guiding them through the stressors of litigation.


John & Amy Bair

Over the past few decades we have watched, on thousands of cases, the caustic effect the non-recourse industry has had on individual clients, legal practices and the civil justice system in general. Our foundation’s mission is to develop a sustainable model of fundraising and to provide non-recourse advances as a not-for-profit as a service to the civil justice community. We hope to inspire leadership in the nonprofit and private foundation space to better serve clients.

The national debate will continue on whether these agreements should be capped by our legislatures, as we are very aware of their often usury nature. Although the NY Attorney General and others have probed this section of the litigation finance industry, little has been done to protect consumers.

Our goal is to support the lives of plaintiffs who are in financial distress. In the name of the Seventh Amendment, our interest rates are the lowest in the industry. We think this is a big deal. We hope you agree.

Click here to download the Co-Founders’ 2019 welcome letter.


We think providing capital at low, simple interest is a big deal. We’re strengthening justice through philanthropy, and we hope other members of the civil justice community join us.

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