Impact Fund Grant

Grants of up to $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, lawyers, and law firms for cases involving civil or human rights, economic justice, or environmental justice. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Funding is usually intended for one particular case, but occasionally the Fund will finance a series of cases bound by a common strategy.
Most grants are for class actions, but the Impact Fund also funds 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.If awarded a grant, grantees will be given access the other services the Impact Fund offers: pro-bono consulting and referral services, promotional support via social media, class action training, annual class action conference, webinars, online support network, and amicus brief support.Impact Fund grant focus areas:Social Justice:The Impact Fund provides grants and legal support to assist in human and civil rights cases. The fund has helped to change dozens of laws and win cases to improve the rights of thousands.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 wokers’ rights to consumer protection for vulnerable populations, impact litigation is a powerful tool to hold corporations accountable.For information on eligible cases for each focus area, see the URL for Full Text link below.

Sub Title
Grants to USA Nonprofits, Lawyers, and Law Firms for Justice-Related Lawsuits
Funding Source

Impact Fund

Eligibility Criteria

See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Estimated Size of Grant
Most grants are within the range of US$10,000 to US$50,000. The grant maximum has recently been raised to US$50,000.