Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Democracy Fund

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice-ALC) is the nation’s first public interest law office promoting the civil and human rights of low income Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

Why We Invested

Democracy Fund’s Just and Inclusive Society project works to protect communities facing threats through various venues one being litigation and legal services. The purpose of this grant to Asian Americans Advancing Justice ALC is to support impact litigation, direct legal services, and to develop multi-lingual know-your-rights materials to be delivered in immigrant and Muslim, Arab, and South Asian (MASA) community centers. More than ever, these communities need access to direct legal services by attorneys that practice law at the intersection of national security, civil rights, immigration, and criminal justice.

ALC’s core programs address the needs of the minority communities defined in our analysis, including MASA, immigrant, and refugee communities. As policies and measures targeting these communities are constantly changing, this grant will expand the capacity of ALC to develop and share multilingual Know Your Rights materials, that can be delivered to community centers across the country, in conjunction with established partner organizations.

How to Get Involved

Explore how you can get involved with Asian Americans Advancing Justice here!

Total Commitment

2017: Up to $300,000 over one years.