Grantee Profile

PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law

Grants to PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — A three-year grant of $300,000 has been awarded to PILnet, a U.S.-based non-profit whose mission is to promote public interest litigation among the legal community. The project, to be implemented out of PILnet's Moscow office, will strengthen access to justice in Russia, in particular in relation to freedom of association. The proposed project will expand PILnet's existing network of pro bono providers, increase pro bono services available to Russian human rights groups, and entrench pro bono in Russian legal culture. Foundation dollars will be spent primarily on salaries, travel, and workshops.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To expand the availability of global pro bono network resources to non-profit organizations in India, Mexico, Nigeria and Russia.

  • $495,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To produce a report on the current state of legal education in Russia (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law $895,000 between 2003 and 2014.