Impact Fund Grants Program: Advancing Human Rights, Environmental Justice and Poverty Law

Deadline: 8 January 2019

Applications are open for the Impact Fund grants program for the Spring 2019, awarding grants to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms who seek to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law.

Funding Sectors

  • Social Justice: Provides grants and legal support to assist in human and civil rights cases.
  • Environmental Justice: Provides grants to support impact litigation for environmental justice, with a focus on marginalized communities.
  • Economic Justice: Provides financial and other forms of support to cases fighting for economic justice.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Impact Fund makes grants to lawyers, law firms, and nonprofit organizations involved in impact litigation.
  • Most of their grants are for one particular case, but occasionally they fund a series of cases bound by a common strategy. They fund civil rights, human rights, anti-poverty, and environmental justice cases that will affect a marginalized group.
  • Most of their grants are for class actions, but they also fund multi-plaintiff and environmental justice cases that aim to significantly affect a larger system. 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.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Impact Fund.

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