Sponsorship Preferences

Every year, high-quality projects are funded by sponsors who have not expressed a particular geographic or issue area interest. Equal Justice Works always welcomes applications from all parts of the country and all qualified host organizations. However, Sponsors confirmed for 2017 have expressed interest in the following specific geographic areas, substantive issues and host organizations. Register for a webinar here to get more information on sponsor preferences.

 

GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF INTEREST

 

EAST COAST

Washington D.C.
Violence Against Women, Legislative Advocacy, Homelessness and Poverty, Social Security/ Social Security Disability, Charter schools, Veterans, Educational Advocacy, Transactional Projects, Immigration, Housing, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status/Unaccompanied Youth, Low income entrepreneurs, Human trafficking, Criminal Justice Reform, Children/special education, Youth, Human rights, Domestic Violence, Employment, Privacy, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, LGBT Rights, International Human Rights, Asylum & Refugee issues, Healthcare, Medical-Legal Partnerships, Economic Development, Family Law, Disadvantaged Youth
 
New York
Police Misconduct, Violence Against Women, Legislative Advocacy, Homelessness and Poverty, Social Security/ Social Security Disability, Charter schools, Veterans, Educational Advocacy, Transactional Projects, Immigration, Housing, Poverty, Environmental issues, Education, Youth, Domestic Violence, International Human Rights, Asylum & Refugee issues, Criminal Justice, Economic Development, Employment, Privacy, School Reform, Civil rights      
 
Boston
STEM, Education, Elder and Older Adult law, Disabilities, Neurodegenerative diseases; Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Immunologic disease, Hemophilia, Healthcare, Medical-Legal Partnerships, Transactional projects, Veterans, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status/unaccompanied youth, Low income entrepreneurs, Human trafficking, Criminal justice reform, Children/special education, Disadvantaged Youth

 

MIDWEST

Chicago
Criminal Justice Reform, School Reform, International Human Rights, Veterans Rights, Asylum & Refugee issues, Criminal Justice, Children's issues, Economic Development, Homelessness, Civil rights, Disability rights, Healthcare
 
Minneapolis
Poverty, Access to Healthcare, Medical-Legal Partnerships
 
 
SOUTH
 
Houston
Non-Criminal, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, LGBT Rights, Transactional Projetcs, Housing, Veterans, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status/unaccompanied Youth, Low income entrepreneurs, Human trafficking, Criminal justice reform, Children/special education
 
Atlanta
Housing and Homelessness, Veterans 
 
Virginia 
Disadvantaged Youth, Human Trafficking, Youth, Veterans, Human rights
 
 
WEST COAST
 
Seattle
Immigration, Access to Justice, Transactional support, Foster Care System, Immigration, Civil Rights, Veterans
 
San Diego
Transactional projects, Veterans, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status/unaccompanied minors, Low income entrepreneurs, Human trafficking, Criminal justice reform, Children/special education, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, LGBT Rights, Transactional
 
Silicon Valley
Disadvantaged Youth, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, LGBT Rights, Transactional, Veterans, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status/unaccompanied minors, Low income entrepreneurs, Human trafficking, Criminal justice reform, Children/special education
 
San Francisco
Transactional projects, Veterans, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status/unaccompanied minors, Low income entrepreneurs, Human trafficking, Criminal justice reform, Children/special education, Disadvantaged Youth, Housing

 

HOST ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST

 
The Bronx Defenders, New York City
Children’s Law Center, Washington, DC
Human Rights First, Washington, DC
LegalCORPS, Minneapolis
MAC-V, Saint Pual
Tahirih Justice Center, DC, Baltimore, Houston
Tenants Together, San Francisco
Wayfind, Seattle
 

We will update the sponsor preferences list as more information becomes available from our sponsors.  Check our website periodically for updates. Click here to read more about sponsor preferences.

 

ISSUE AREAS OF INTEREST

 

The following issue areas are funded reguarly, though number of Fellowships for each may vary year to year:
  • Access to courts
  • Affordable housing/microfinance
  • Aid to disadvantaged children and youth
  • Animal rights
  • Civil rights
  • Community economic development/ sustainable development/ microfinance and related transactional legal projects
  • Consumer rights
  • Corporate and government accountability
  • Disability issues
  • Discrimination
  • Domestic violence
  • Access to education/ STEM
  • Elder law
  • Disaster relief
  • Environmental justice
  • Farmworkers’/migrant workers’ rights
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender rights
  • Healthcare
  • Human rights
  • Immigration/ Asylum
  • Medical-legal partnerships
  • Poverty/ economic justice/ economic opportunity
  • Public benefits

     
  • Reproductive rights/health
  • Special education
  • Trafficking
  • Veterans issues
  • Voting rights/electoral participation
  • Women's empowerment; economic development for women and families; young women's education
  • Workers' rights
     

 

 


 

Download our application guide for more details about the process.

 

Questions?
Please send an email to fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org.

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