NLGF 2021 Guild Grants Program

The National Lawyers Guild Foundation (NLGF) invites NLG chapters, committees, and projects to submit innovative proposals to strengthen the Guild.

The NLGF works to promote human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests through public education and grants to legal projects engaged in the defense of political and civil rights. To advance this mission, the NLGF will award one-time grants up to $7,500 each to selected NLG entities for educational campaigns and programs to increase capacity, promote membership, and build the Guild.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Financial need and demonstrated capacity to raise matching funds;
• Adequate administrative oversight and ability to report on grant expenditures;
• Organizational capacity to carry out the proposed project including demonstrated record of success;
• Ability to obtain media coverage and reach prospective NLG members;
• Coordination with the NLG National Office to promote the work as part of the Guild’s overall work and provide examples of successful projects to other parts of the NLG; and
• Applicants must have, or be sponsored by an entity with, a bank account bearing a National Lawyers Guild-related name.

These grants are not intended for general support or for the National Office, National Immigration Project, NPAP, or the Sugar Law Center.

Apply here by September 30, 2021. Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Grants will be awarded in December.

Past grant recipients:






California Central Valley Chapter

Idaho Chapter

More information: Check out the Information Session video which gives insight on how to prepare a competitive proposal and answers frequently asked questions.