Immigration Litigation Fund – Sep 1

Posted by Borealis Philanthropy on August 13, 2019

Borealis Philanthropy is inviting applications for its Immigration Litigation Fund.

ILF is a national funder collaborative that works to ensure the nation’s immigration enforcement system is fair, humane, and prioritizes the civil and human rights of those vulnerable to deportation. The fund believes that litigation is an essential tool in achieving public policy and social change on immigration issues.

To advance this mission, the fund will award time-limited grants of up to $75,000 in support of impact litigation efforts that challenge discriminatory, unlawful, and overly punitive immigration enforcement policies and practices at any stage of the enforcement trajectory, from identification and apprehension to detention and removal, as well as efforts to exclude certain immigrants from entering the country.

ILF will provide project support for needs related to impact litigation focused on immigration enforcement issues, including but not limited to staff time, some organizational overhead (5 percent), travel, research, filing fees, and interpreter and translation costs; convenings meant to advance coordination and strategy on an issue related to impact litigation efforts; legal trainings and training materials on immigration enforcement-related issues; and organizing and communications efforts related to impact litigation efforts. The fund will prioritize litigation efforts that are connected to, and coordinated with, immigrant communities and organizations.

To be considered for funding, applicants must first speak with a Borealis staff person to discuss their project. If Borealis staff determine that the project fits within ILF guidelines, the applicant will be instructed to use the online grant portal to submit an application for funding.

Eligible applicants include public interest legal groups, advocates, and community-based organizations.

See the Borealis Philanthropy website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Deadline: September 1, 2019

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