Support the next generation of civil rights leaders

Ensuring a quality education for everyone is crucial to our national prosperity, yet millions of students of color continue to be denied educational opportunities.

Since the very beginning, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NAACP LDF) has fought to change this - to level the playing field for deserving young people and guarantee that the doors thrown open by Brown v. Board of Education remain open.

Scholarship programs like these are an important part of our work:

  • The Herbert Lehman Education Fund, which provides financial assistance to undergraduate students with a record of community and school involvement and strong leadership potential.
  • The The Earl Warren Legal Training Program, which offers financial support to law students with a commitment to social justice and civil rights.

Over the years, these scholarships have made it possible for hundreds of qualified students to attend the nation's most competitive colleges, universities and law schools.

By supporting our Scholarship Programs, you are helping develop the next generation of leaders and change agents, who will continue to fight for civil rights and educational opportunity for all.

Your generosity makes all the difference. Please make a tax-deductible gift to NAACP LDF today.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (which administers the Herbert Lehman Education Fund) and the Earl Warren Legal Training Program are both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that rely on individual contributions to continue their work. We understand the importance of protecting your personal information. Rest assured that giving a tax-deductible donation to LDF is safe. Our full privacy policy is available here. For tax purposes, our EIN is 13-1655255.

Our Major Battles


Supreme Court upholds use of race in university admissions in Fisher v. UT Austin


Supreme Court rules against Chicago's discriminatory hiring practices


African-American and Latino NYC employees win $21 million discrimination suit


States forced to implement federal mandate to test poor children for lead poisoning


Tax–exempt status denied to religious schools that discriminate on the basis of race


Racially discriminatory tests for employment or promotion ruled illegal


Congress passes Fair Housing Act


Voting Rights Act passed by Congress


Brown v. Board of Education abolishes segregation in public schools