The Impact Fund Social and Environmental Justice Grants


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**The UW is not eligible for this opportunity, but we encourage you to share this opportunity with your community partner organizations**

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.

Eligibility: 

Applicant must be:

  • A lawyer, or work for a law firm or a nonprofit legal organization
  • Looking for funding for a specific case
  • Have a case that target a social, economic, or environmental injustice
  • Case must be a class action, or will have a systemic impact in another way
  • Seeing funding for out-of-pocket litigation expenses
  • Willing to repay the grant if they recover fees/costs at the end of the case.

Deadline: 7/13/2021


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