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The Impact Fund: Grants to Legal Services Nonprofits, Private Attorneys, and Small Law Firms in the U.S.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 21, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on February 10, 2020
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The Impact Fund awards grants to U.S. 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.

Funding Sectors:
a) Social Justice: Provides grants and legal support to assist in human and civil rights cases;
b) Environmental Justice: Provides grants to support impact litigation for environmental justice, with a focus on marginalized communities;
c) Economic Justice: Provides financial and other forms of support to cases fighting for economic justice.

1. Recoverable grants to lawyers, law firms, and nonprofit organizations involved in impact litigation;
2. One particular case; occasionally a series of cases bound by a common strategy may be funded;
3. Civil rights, human rights, anti-poverty, and environmental justice cases that will affect a marginalized group.

The grants are within the range of US$10,000 to US$25,000.

Utilize This Offer

The Impact Fund reviews grant requests four times per year.
Spring 2020 deadlines:
a) LOIs due January 14, 2020;
b) Applications due February 11, 2020.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Thanks, Ana.