LFW’s Special Grants provide targeted funding for strategic responses to critical issues. Recent examples include:
Special Grants also support summer internships for law students at the Laurel Rubin Farmworker Justice Project, helping to expand the delivery of civil legal aid to marginalized communities in rural areas, and enhance the advocacy and intake operations of the Northwest Justice Project, Washington’s largest publicly funded legal aid program and centralized point of access for clients seeking free legal help.
In addition, LFW has an annual letter of intent process for One-Year Special Grants to support the wide range of civil justice organizations serving low-income people in Washington.
Grant amount: $25,000 to $100,000 for One-Year Special Grants; other Special Grant opportunities vary.
How to apply: Organizations interested in applying for a One-Year Special Grant can submit a Letter of Intent by August 15. See Current Opportunities for more information.
In 2021, LFW awarded $150,000 in One-Year Special Grants:
Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
Empowering migrant communities through advocacy, trainings, and education, including leadership development and legal defense, by and for undocumented immigrants.
Fostering movements in communities impacted by systemic oppression through cross-sector collaboration, capacity building, and legal services for nonprofits and microenterprises.
Fair Work Center
Advancing the rights of low-wage, essential, and immigrant workers experiencing workplace abuses and hazards during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lavender Rights Project
Providing pro bono legal services by and for LGBTQ+ people and preparing low-income queer and trans people to establish reliable, community-led systems of peer-to-peer legal advocacy.
Questions or feedback? Contact LFW Grants Coordinator Arielle Handforth by email.