Sustained Collaboration Fund

Beyond the Grant

Confidential Guidance

We are available for confidential conversations with organizations considering pursuing a collaboration agreement or looking to identify a potential partner. Please reach out by email to or below for a preliminary conversation before submitting a request.

Legal Counsel

As part of the strategic restructuring exploration process, your organization may require legal services related to understanding the legal structure of a proposed partnership; analysis of legal implications affecting employees, tax exemptions, contracts, or loans; confirmation that an organization is in good standing with regulatory bodies; protection and/or transfer of intellectual property; and legal documentation of agreements. For more information regarding legal considerations for NSI grantees, click here.

Public Counsel provides free transactional legal assistance to nonprofit organizations that serve low-income and underserved communities in Los Angeles County. Their services are free to qualifying organizations. They employ a pro bono model that leverages the expertise of Public Counsel staff attorneys and direct representation from major law firms and Corporations. 

For further information, or to apply for legal services, call Annie Marquit at (213) 385-2977, ext. 246 or Ritu Mahajan at (213) 385-2977, ext. 135 and indicate that you are an NSI grantee.
For more information on how to access Public Counsel services, click here.