Announcing the NLG Foundation Guild Grants Recipients

NLG CA Central Valley Chapter podcast group: (From left) Ryan Wullschleger, Andrea Wullschleger, Cammeron Forgey, and Deyzha Gonzales. The young group is in the process of creating a podcast, titled Central to the Valley . For more information, follow the @cttvpodcast  on Instagram.

Now in its sixth year, the NLG Foundation’s Guild Grants Program continues to support NLG chapters, committees and projects by providing small grants up to $5,000 each. In the latest grant cycle, we received 31 requests for funding. 11 of the applications were for protest support expenses and infrastructure–such as LO Hats, hotline set-up, databases and staffing. The Mass Defense Program of the National Office disbursed these grants through a small grants program that provided over $105,000 for mass defense needs. Of the 20 remaining applications, 15 were selected to receive NLGF grants.

2020 Guild Grants Recipients:

  • Bay Area Military Law Panel (BAMLP), NLGSF to pay a law student intern to answer calls to the GI Rights hotline in San Francisco and to reach out to affiliated legal workers in the GI Rights Network, Vets for Peace and About Face!
  • Chicago NLG Chapter to meaningfully engage in anti-racism work across the Chicago NLG Chapter and share resources and lessons learned with the Guild at large
  • Cornell Law School NLG Student Chapter for their eviction court monitoring project to promote housing rights
  • Harvard Law School NLG Chapter for campaign to abolish the Harvard University Police Department
  • Las Vegas NLG Chapter for quarterly workshops and a Know Your Rights video addressing the unique legal concerns of sex workers in Las Vegas
  • NLG California Central Valley Chapter to create a 7-series podcast addressing legal issues pertinent to the California’s Central Valley
  • NLG International Committee to strengthen ties between the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee, Colombia Subcommittee, and Environmental Human Rights Committee through strategic planning and legal research projects
  • NLG Miami Law for the Wage Theft Advocacy Project
  • NLG-Savannah/Hilton Head Island Chapter for outreach and educational work
  • NLG-SFBA Immigration Justice Program to expand their court observation program to directly support building immigrant power
  • NLG-SFBA Litigation Program to launch a litigation program that will pair progressive attorneys, law students and legal workers with movement partners to submit PRA and FOIA requests, file amicus briefs, and identify impact litigation
  • Northwestern Law NLG Student Chapter for a critical legal studies discussion series on race
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law NLG Student Chapter for a speaker series to engage students
  • SFBA Chapter Bay Area Asylum Support Coalition (BAASC) to support the planning and conducting of workshops to support individuals in their immigration proceedings
  • University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall NLG Student Chapter for an online Midwest DisOrientation