We Need Your Help
In the weeks since the election, our work has grown exponentially. Please donate to support us in protecting and giving hope to our community, and between now and December 31, 2016, your donation will be matched up to $250,000.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) serves Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities by meeting critical legal needs, litigating on behalf of low-income workers and immigrants, advocating for Asian Americans and NHPIs in local, state and national contexts, and building youth and parent leaders for the future.
As a nonprofit, Advancing Justice-LA relies on the financial support of individuals to continue this significant work. Together, we can help individuals and transform communities.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Advancing Justice-LA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID # 95-3854152.
You can give a monetary donation in two ways:
By Check – Please make checks payable to “Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles” and send to Advancing Justice-LA, Attn: Development, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Fl, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
By Credit Card – You can make secure, online donations here or by calling our office. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.
Any questions can be directed to Advancing Justice-LA’s Development Department at (213) 977-7500 ext. 235 or [email protected].
Types of Giving
Matching Gifts – Check to see if your company has a matching gift program and you will be able to extend your gift dollars. Just fill out your company’s matching gift form and send it to Advancing Justice-LA.
Stock Gifts – Consider donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds to Advancing Justice-LA. The total value of the financial instrument is tax-deductible allowing you to avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated stocks.
Cy pres funds are especially important for supporting all of our access to justice initiatives, including direct legal services and impact litigation work. Unlike many of our other funding sources, cy pres awards are unrestricted. This has allowed us to direct cy pres funds to our important and groundbreaking legal representation of individuals and groups who otherwise would not have access to the legal system to vindicate their rights. We rely on cy pres funds to be able to continue this invaluable work.
With the assistance of individual attorneys, in-house counsel, law firms, and class action practitioners, we have received cy pres awards that have helped build a powerhouse legal team to provide access to justice for low-income, disadvantaged, and underserved communities. Our cases have increased equal educational opportunity, challenged employment discrimination, fought sweatshops and other exploitative wages and working conditions, and exposed fraudulent practices aimed at vulnerable and limited-English-proficient consumers. Cy pres awards will help us continue this important work.
Ways to Help Advancing Justice-LA Receive Cy Pres Awards
Law firms and individual supporters in the legal community can help us receive cy pres awards. This does not require you to ask anyone to donate money or time. Here are ways you can assist us:
- If you, your firm, or someone you know is party to or counsel on a class action case involving potential cy pres awards, you may help nominate our organization as an awardee.
- Familiarize yourself with our work and help us outreach to the courts and class action attorneys about our access to justice initiatives, civil rights advocacy, legal services, and litigation on behalf of low-wage workers and vulnerable consumers.
- If you become aware of cy pres awards through word of mouth or published notices, please let us know about the opportunities.