United States: Impact Fund Grants Program

United States: Impact Fund Grants Program

Deadline: 06-Oct-20

The Impact Fund awards recoverable 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.

1000 new grants and donors
Funding Sectors

Social Justice: The Impact Fund provides grants and legal support to assist in human and civil right cases.
Environmental Justice: The Impact Fund provides grants to support impact litigation for environmental justice, with a focus on marginalized communities. These are often cases no one else will support.
Economic Justice: The Impact Fund provides financial and other forms of support to cases fighting for economic justice. From workers’ right to consumer protection for vulnerable populations, impact litigation is a powerful tool to hold corporations accountable.
Funding Information

Since being founded in 1992, the Impact Fund has granted more than $7 million in recoverable grants. They award grants four times per year, most within the range of US$10,000 to US$50,000.
Eligibility Criteria

View and receiving grant information
The Impact Fund makes recoverable grants to lawyers, law firms, and nonprofit organizations involved in impact litigation. Most of the 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 the 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.
For more information, visit https://www.impactfund.org/legal-grants/application-requirements

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