NELA Contribution

Support NELA to advance equality and justice in the American workplace.

Note: We value your support. NELA is a 501(c)(6) corporation. The IRS states: “Contributions to section 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor’s federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business.” 
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of a sponsorship of NELA, which might be deductible as a business expense, please contact our Development Office at (415) 625-5421. 

NELA's General Fund

NELA’s mission is to empower workers’ rights attorneys through legal training, promoting a fair judiciary, and advocating for laws and policies that level the playing field for workers. We aspire to a future in which all workers are treated with dignity and respect; workplaces are equitable, diverse, and inclusive; and the well-being of workers is a priority in business practices. Contributions to this fund support the entirety of NELA’s work and may be tax-deductible as a business expense. Please contact our Development Office at [email protected] with questions. 

NELA's Workers’ Rights Advocacy Fund

NELA is at the forefront of efforts to advance equality and justice in the American workplace through federal legislation and public policy. Since NELA’s inception, we have lobbied and provided technical assistance to Congress on scores of federal legislation that bring us closer to achieving our mission. Contributions to this fund support NELA’s pro-workers’ rights lobbying activities and are not tax-deductible. 

NELA's Sanctions Assistance Fund for Emergency Relief (SAFER)

This fund provides, in appropriate cases, cash grants to cover legal fees and costs incurred by workers’ rights attorneys defending themselves against sanction motions and awards. SAFER grants do not cover the payment of sanctions themselves. Contributions to this fund are not tax-deductible. NELA provides timely ethics assistance to NELA members and other workers’ rights attorneys via the Ethics Hotline. Please visit NELA's Ethics & Sanctions Committee page for more information.

NELA's Damage Caps Campaign

Helping Workers get the justice they deserve. 

NELA members know all too well that workers who win employment discrimination cases cannot receive a jury’s full award for the harm they endured because of an outdated and unfair provision in a 1991 law that caps such damage awards. NELA is exploring ways to fix this unfair practice, including potential legislation. Contributions to this campaign support these efforts and are not tax-deductible.