For 75 years, the National Lawyers Guild has led the fight to protect the people’s rights. By helping the Guild, you directly aid our legal support in labor struggles, international rights monitoring, mass defense of political speech, rebuffing attacks on immigrants, women, people of color, LGBTQ persons, prisoners, and others facing government and institutional oppression. To learn more about the Guild’s work, see our history page.
Donate to Mass Defense challenge We are pleased to announce a 2015 matching grant! Your Mass Defense gift will be matched by the CS Fund, dollar for dollar, doubling the impact of your donation. Any contribution you make will help us support activists against racist policing, defend First Amendment rights and provide us with the resources to respond to protests across the nation.
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General Donation Your general donation will support the Guild, but not specifically our Mass Defense program, and will not be applied to the challenge grant. Below are some of the important programs you support when you make a general donation to the NLG Foundation. Donations also support the printing and distribution of our publications, our work with law students, and our general operating budget.
All donations of $100 or more made on this page go to the National Lawyers Guild Foundation and are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Want to make a year-end gift to the NLG? All donations made through this page are tax-deductible. All donations will be acknowledged by email. People who give $500 or more to the Foundation will be mailed a confirmation of their gift confirming its tax-deductible status. Questions? Call 212-679-5100 x12 or email email@example.com.
Haywood Burns Fellowships
For four decades the NLG has been funding the summer work of law students seeking to build their progressive lawyering skills. Fellows work with progressive firms and organizations, or on independent projects. Help us fund a Fellow!
Prison Law Project
The NLG’s Prison Law Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights distribute the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook, an invaluable resource for prisoners seeking to file a federal lawsuit challenging poor conditions in prison and abuse by staff.