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Existing Nonprofit Application

Application Process for Existing Nonprofits

Complete the Existing Nonprofit Application and email it, along with the requested documents, to contact@communities-rise.org. Mail check for $100.00 nonrefundable application fee, payable to Communities Rise.

Although we prefer to receive applications and accompanying documents by email, any document not in electronic format may be mailed as well. Please note due to the pandemic we are working remotely and are not able to receive items in person or via certified mail at our office.

Review and Approval Process

Once a completed application and the application fee are received, our screening committee will review the materials and verify eligibility for legal assistance. If your application is approved, you will receive a notice by email.

If your application is approved, we will do our best to place the matter as soon as possible. Communities Rise cannot guarantee we will find a volunteer or how long it may take for an attorney to volunteer. Sometimes it can take a few weeks to a number of months to find a volunteer attorney. Communities Rise itself will not provide legal representation. Your organization will need to sign an engagement letter with the volunteer attorney outlining the scope of the representation, and will work directly with that volunteer attorney.