Apply for a Grant

Find out how to apply for a grant to fund impact litigation that advances economic, environmental and social justice

Image showing the stages of a grant's lifecycle: Register, Letter of Inquiry, Application, Review, Funding, Services, Reporting, and Repayment

Register as an applicant at our Grant Portal (using the button at the bottom of this page).
Complete the eligibility questionnaire to ensure a fit with our grant criteria.
NOTE: Allow two business days for your registration to be activated.

Letter of Inquiry

Complete a letter of inquiry (LOI) through our Grant Portal.
Download questions here for help in planning.
Submit the LOI for consideration in quarterly review cycles (see deadlines below).


If invited, complete a full application through our Grant Portal.
Download questions here and our optional budget template for help in planning. Submit the application in advance of the due date.


Respond to any questions we may have about your request.
Discuss your case with a member of our review committee.
Await outcome of quarterly review.


Sign mailed grant agreement and await funding!


Access the other services we offer: 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.


Complete annual status reports via our Grant Portal.
Send us informal case updates or links to media via email at any time.
Contact us when your case concludes and submit a final report.


Pay it forward by repaying your grant with interest if you recover costs/fees on your case.
No need to repay if costs/fees are not recovered.
The cycle begins again!



The Impact Fund reviews grant requests four times per year. You may start the process and submit an LOI at any time. Deadlines for our current and upcoming funding cycles are below:

winter 2019

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


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


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


For any questions regarding grants, email or call (510) 845-3473.