Litigation to Advance Social Justice
Posted by Impact Fund on July 27, 2015
Impact Fund Offers Support for Litigation to Advance Social Justice
The Impact Fund provides grants to nonprofit legal firms, private attorneys, and/or small law firms working to advance social justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and poverty law.
Through the fund’s litigation program, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of public interest litigation that has the potential to benefit a large number of people, lead to significant law reform, and raise public consciousness of social justice issues. The fund is particularly interested in projects that address systemic deprivations of constitutional or statutory rights in post-9/11 cases involving denial of rights under the guise of “homeland security”; criminal justice and immigration; and education access and equity.
Grants will be awarded to private attorneys, small legal firms, and nonprofit legal entities that do not have sufficient access to funding sources. Specifically, grants are intended to support cases that could not be effectively prosecuted and/or in which financial hardship would occur to the applicant if supplementary funding were not available. Grants may cover reasonable costs and out-of-pocket expenses (including non-recoverable costs) such as deposition expenses, expert fees, and investigation expenses.
For the 2015 fall grant cycle, the deadline for Letters of Interest is August 13, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by September 3, 2015.
Visit the fund’s website for complete program guidelines.
DEADLINE: AUGUST 13, 2015 (LETTERS OF INTEREST)
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