SPILF Grants have been discontinued.

The 2012 application is now available! We look forward to reviewing your submission.Please complete this application and email it to If you cannot email, you can mail it to: Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation; Attn: Charlie Wysong; Crown Quadrangle; Stanford Law School; Stanford, CA 94305. Please note that we have a preference for email. All applications must be received by April 1st, 2012. All recipients will be notified and funds will be distributed by June 2012.custom1″>announced!


The Application is divided into three parts. There is a Cover Sheet for you to provide us with basic information about your request. The Proposal Summary offers you the opportunity to write a public description of your work and to briefly summarize why you are seeking support. Finally, the questions focus on the changes that your organization hopes to make in the community (Outcomes), the steps that you plan to undertake to make those changes (Activities), how you will evaluate whether you are succeeding (Indicators), and the capabilities and strengths your organization (Organization). We look forward to your proposal.

Past Projects – Outside Project Grants

The Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation previously funded law-related projects which involved community education, community organization, legal advocacy, or the provision of direct legal assistance. We focused on projects that integrated legal work with broad-based organizing strategies aimed at fundamental social change and directed toward one or more of the following objectives:

    1. Representing groups traditionally underrepresented by the legal profession;
    2. Altering the underlying causes of injustice, poverty, and disenfranchisement;
    3. Creating a society free from racism, sexism, heterosexism, and economic exploitation and supporting the rights of disabled people, immigrants and refugees, lesbians and gay men, people of color, women, workers, youth and the elderly;
    4. Promoting public health and environmental quality by working to change the root causes of environmental degradation.

Past Examples

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