Immigration Litigation Fund


The Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF) is a national funder collaborative whose goal is to ensure that the nation’s immigration enforcement system is fair, humane, and prioritizes the civil and human rights of those vulnerable to deportation. ILF believes that litigation is an essential tool in achieving public policy and social change on immigration issues. The Fund’s grantmaking prioritizes litigation efforts that are connected to, and coordinated with, immigrant communities and organizations.

The fund supports impact litigation efforts that challenge discriminatory, unlawful, and overly punitive immigration enforcement policies and practices at any stage of the enforcement trajectory from identification and apprehension, to detention and removal, as well as efforts to exclude certain immigrants from entering the country.

The ILF is a collaborative effort of the Ford Foundation, JPB Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Reis Foundation, and Anonymous Donors.


The ILF is currently developing its funding priorities and FAQs for 2019. Please check the website regularly for updates.


ILF ended its most recent round of grantmaking on December 1, 2018. The ILF will re-open its grantmaking process in 2019. We will be in touch with grantees and partners when we are ready to begin reviewing applications. In the meantime, please contact  with any questions.


If you are a foundation or a donor interested in learning about how you can make a contribution to the ILF or become a partner in the fund, please fill out this contact form and our team will get back to you.