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

Movement Law Lab

The Movement Law Lab is an innovation hub for movement lawyers that serves as a place for strategic collaborations, disruptions, and experiments in an attempt to incubate legal innovations that democratize law and build the power of marginalized communities.


Legal organizations have remained stagnant, undisturbed by the creative disruptions revolutionizing so many other industries. This seems doubly true on the justice side of the law – in which change is constantly pressurized by crisis and disinvestment. Movement Law Lab is an intervention in the common trajectory of justice legal work by providing a space for bold ideas to piece through the cynicism and routine of legal work and re-center the organization on what is possible when people find the courage to dream.

With the help of our grant, Movement Law Lab will look to create an innovation, action, and strategy hub for lawyers by working with other prospective litigation and legal services grantees, both new and established organizations, in an attempt to surface and accelerate the innovative solutions needed to protect communities facing threat.


1. On Twitter, follow @MovementLawLab.

Total Commitment

2017: Up to $320,000 over 2 years