The Impact Fund makes grants to lawyers, law firms, and nonprofit organizations involved in impact litigation. Most of our grants are for one particular case, but occasionally we fund a series of cases bound by a common strategy. We fund civil rights, human rights, anti-poverty, and environmental justice cases that will affect a marginalized group. Most of our grants are for class actions, but we also fund multi-plaintiff and environmental justice cases that aim to significantly affect a larger system. Impact Fund grants may be used for out-o f-pocket litigation expenses such as expert fees and discovery costs, but not for attorney's fees, staff, or other overhead.
Deadlines for Letters of Inquiry: Jan. 10, 2023; April 11, 2023; July 18, 2023; Oct. 10, 2023