Litigation Fund

The Shelley Leinheardt Workplace Fairness Fund

Donations may also be made by check payable to The Shelley Leinheardt Workplace Fairness Fund. They may be mailed to NELA/NY, 90 Broad Street, Room 210, New York, NY 10004

The Shelley Leinheardt Workplace Fairness Fund is a project of Workplace Fairness and NELA/NY. It provides grants to assist civil rights attorneys and their clients in financing civil rights litigation, education for civil rights attorneys, and other worthy endeavors consistent with our mission statement. 

Any party prosecuting a civil rights claim, or any attorney, including NELA/NY members, is eligible to submit proposals for grants. The Fund makes it possible for attorneys who otherwise do not have the financial means to finance the costs of litigation, to hire experts and pay for deposition transcripts, leveling the playing field and improving outcomes for clients. We hope all NELA/NY members will consider participating in the Fund, as grant recipients, donors or both.


Workplace Fairness is a tax exempt organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal ID#94200324). Your contribution is therefore tax deductible to the full extent allowable.