The Impact Fund has a limited pool of funds to assist with hotel and travel costs for Institute attendees employed by nonprofit and legal services organizations. We generally provide financial assistance on a first come/first served basis, according to the order in which applications are received, with priority given to staff of Qualified Legal Services Providers. Impact Fund retains ultimate discretion to distribute available funds equitably.

The Impact Fund provides the following financial assistance:

      Hotel: We will reimburse 100% of your hotel cost if you are staff of a California Qualified Legal Services Provider. We will reimburse 50% of your hotel cost if you are staff of any other nonprofit or legal services organization. Reimbursement covers room and tax only for up to 3 nights at one of the designated hotels within walking distance of the Institute. Please do not book a hotel room until you receive booking information from us.

      Flight: We will reimburse air travel at the lowest available round-trip coach fare, up to $600.

      Mileage: If you are driving more than fifteen miles to attend the Institute, we will reimburse mileage to and from the Institute at a rate of $0.58 per mile.

Parking: If you are driving more than fifteen miles and staying at the designated hotel, we will reimburse hotel parking for up to 3 days.

We do not provide financial assistance for the following expenditures:

  • Registration fees

  • Airline baggage fees

  • Airline reservation change fees

  • Airport parking

  • Ground transportation to/from the airport

  • Car rental

  • Ground transportation during the Institute

  • Hotel amenity fees (including wi-fi)

  • Food and drink outside of Institute events

Important Dates:

You will be notified of your financial assistance status if you are admitted to the Institute. Your Institute materials will include a Financial Assistance Reimbursement Form to be returned along with all applicable receipts no later than 30 days after the final day of the training. Reimbursement Forms received after that date will not be approved.

To submit a claim please download and complete the reimbursement form.

If you have any questions regarding the Impact Fund’s Financial Assistance Guidelines, please contact Kat Vidt.