Impact Fund

Litigation to Advance Social Justice – Oct 8

Posted on September 3, 2019

Impact Fund Offers Support for Litigation to Advance Social Justice

The Impact Fund provides grants to nonprofit legal services firms, private attorneys, and/or small law firms working to advance social justice.

To that end, the fund will award grants of up to $50,000 to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms seeking to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. Most grants range between $10,000 and $25,000 and are awarded for a particular case; occasionally, the fund will support a series of cases bound by a common strategy. Most grants are for class actions, but multi-plaintiff and environmental justice cases that aim to significantly affect a larger system are encouraged.

Impact Fund grants may be used for out-of-pocket litigation expenses such as expert fees and discovery costs but not for attorney’s fees, staff, or other overhead.

For the 2019 grant cycle, Letters of Interest must be received no later than October 8. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by November 5, 2019.

See the Impact Fund website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: October 8, 2019 (Letters of Interest)

Learn more and apply: https://www.impactfund.org/about-legal-case-grants/


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