Grants (Social and Environmental Justice)

Funding Agency:
The Impact Fund

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-of-pocket litigation expenses such as expert fees and discovery costs, but not for attorney's fees, staff, or other overhead.

Deadlines:

WINTER 2019

LOIs due                      October 8, 2019
Applications due           November 5, 2019
Notifications                mid-December

SPRING 2020

LOIs due                      January 14, 2020
Applications due           February 11, 2020
Notifications                mid-March

SUMMER 2020

LOIs due                      April 7, 2020
Applications due           May 5, 2020
Notifications                mid-June

FALL 2020

LOIs due                      July 14, 2020
Applications due           August 11, 2020
Notifications                late September

WINTER 2020

LOIs due                      October 6, 2020
Applications due           November 3, 2020
Notifications                mid-December

Agency Website

Amount

$25,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 6, 2020