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Sponsor Preferences

Fellowship sponsors may express issue area or geographic preferences for the Fellowship projects they will consider for funding. Please consult the list below for a list of preferences that 2018 sponsors have indicated to date. This list will be updated through the application deadline. Please note that Equal Justice Works will consider applications in all issue areas and geographic locations beyond those listed below.

Common Issue Areas of Interest

The following issue areas have been funded with regularity over the past several years, though number of Fellowships for each may vary year to year:

  • Access to courts
  • Children/Youth
  • Civil rights
  • Community economic development
  • Consumer rights
  • Corporate and government accountability
  • Disability issues
  • Disaster relief
  • Domestic violence
  • Education/Special Education
  • Elder law
  • Environmental justice
  • Farmworkers/migrant workers
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender rights
  • Healthcare
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Human rights
  • Immigration/ Asylum/Refugees
  • Legal Technology/Access to Justice
  • Medical-Legal Partnerships
  • Police Accountability
  • Poverty/economic justice/opportunity
  • Public benefits/assistance
  • Racism and other forms of discrimination
  • Reproductive rights/health
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Transactional/Microfinance
  • Trafficking
  • Veterans issues
  • Voting rights/electoral participation
  • Women's empowerment/rights
  • Workers' rights
     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Sponsor Preferences

This section will be updated periodically with new sponsor preferences. Please note that many projects will be selected that do not correspond precisely with the list below. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications in all issue areas and geographic regions.

Nationwide Sponsor Interests

  • Children/Families
  • Civil Rights
  • Corporate/Government Accountability
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Innovative/Cutting Edge Projects
  • LGBT Rights
  • Medical-Legal Partnerships
  • Policy-based Projects
  • Reproductive Health
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Veterans

Alabama

  • Birmingham- Homelessness

Arizona

  • Phoenix - children, education, LGBT rights, veterans, cutting edge projects

California

  • Los Angeles – immigrants, children, healthcare, civil rights, LGBT rights, veterans, all projects
  • San Diego- Children, criminal justice reform, juvenile justice, disability rights, immigration, low-income entrepreneurship, special education, veterans, all projects
  • San Francisco/Silicon Valley/Palo Alto - Children, criminal justice reform, juvenile justice, elder care, disability rights, immigration, low-income entrepreneurship, special education, veterans, homelessness, all projects
  • San Jose - Immigrant Communities

Colorado

  • Denver - children, education, LGBT rights, veterans, cutting edge projects

Connecticut

  • Statewide - Veterans

Delaware

  • Statewide - children, education, LGBT rights, veterans, cutting edge projects

District of Columbia (DC-MD-VA Area)

  • Healthcare, veterans, children, education, LGBT rights, homelessness, domestic violence, charter schools, immigration/asylum, special education, social security, landlord-tenant, civil rights, all projects

Florida

  • Statewide - children, education, LGBT rights, veterans, cutting edge projects

Georgia

  • Atlanta - children, education, LGBT rights, veterans, cutting edge projects, trafficking, re-entry/expungement

Iowa

  • Statewide- farmworkers, agriculture, economic development

Illinois

  • Statewide- farmworkers, agriculture, economic development
  • Chicago - Candidates with a disability, disability rights projects, children, education, LGBT rights, veterans, cutting edge legal projects

Louisiana

  • New Orleans- all projects

Maryland

  • For DMV area preferences, see District of Columbia

Massachusetts

  • Boston - Veterans, LGBT rights, children and families, education, cutting edge projects, reproductive health, medical-legal partnerships

Minnesota

  • Statewide - Veterans, farmworkers, agriculture, economic development

New Hampshire

  • Statewide - Veterans

New Jersey

  • Statewide - Children, education, veterans, LGBT rights, cutting edge projects, maternal health
  • Newark/NYC Area - juvenile justice, children, immigrants, veterans, homelessness, domestic violence, LGBT rights, civil rights, all projects

New Mexico

  • Candidates to design immigration/immigrant populations projects with New Mexico Immigrant Law Center 

New York

  • Statewide: LGBT candidates of color who will serve LGBT clients, maternal health
  • Albany - Children, education, LGBT rights projects, veterans, cutting edge projects
  • New York City - Children, immigrants, veterans, homelessness, domestic violence, LGBT rights, civil rights, transactional projects, criminal justice reform, juvenile justice, disability rights, low income entrepreneurship, special education, civil rights, Prisoners' rights, re-entry, all projects
  • White Plains- economic development, small businesses

North Carolina

  • Charlotte- Economic mobility, economic development, micro-finance

Pennsylvania

  • Statewide: Maternal health
  • Philadelphia - Children, education, LGBT rights, veterans, cutting edge projects

Rhode Island

  • Statewide - Veterans

Tennessee

  • Statewide - Access to justice, veterans
  • Nashville- Medical-legal partnerships, healthcare, economic development

Texas

  • Statewide - Texas Access to Justice Foundation Grantees (West Texas grantees strongly encouraged to apply) - Veterans or projects in any issue area
  • Dallas - children, education, LGBT rights, veterans, all projects, cutting edge projects
  • Houston - Children, criminal justice reform, juvenile justice, disability rights, immigration, low-income entrepreneurship, special education, veterans, LGBT rights, education, cutting edge projects
  • Austin - Children, education, LGBT rights, veterans, cutting edge projects

Vermont

  • Statewide - Veterans

Virginia

  • For DMV area preferences, see District of Columbia
  • Northern Virginia- Children

Washington

  • Seattle- all projects

Wisconsin

  • Statewide- farmworkers, agriculture, economic development

 

Questions?
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