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Deadline: January 9, 2018

The Impact Fund

The Impact Fund makes grants to lawyers, law firms, and nonprofit organizations involved in impact litigation. Most awarded grants are for one particular case, but occasionally fund a series of cases bound by a common strategy. The Impact Fund supports civil rights, human rights, anti-poverty, and environmental justice cases that will affect a marginalized group.

Applicants must be seeking funding for a specific case targeting a social, economic, or environmental justice. Cases must be class action, or have systemic impact in another way. Multi-plaintiff and environmental justice cases that aim to significantly affect a larger system are also funded. Applicants must be seeking funding for out-of-pocket litigation expenses and be willing to repay the grant if they recover fees at the end of the case.

Amount: Grants range from $5,000-$25,000.

Eligibility: Law firms and nonprofit legal organizations.

Link: https://www.impactfund.org/about-legal-case-grants/

Note: Invited applications are due February 6, 2018.


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