Cy pres support

In class action lawsuits, courts use cy pres to award any unallocated, unclaimed or undeliverable funds from a settlement or judgment to a non-profit organization.

As a national leader on the impact of chemicals on human health, EWG is an excellent candidate for cy pres funding. These funds may come from money awarded in  lawsuits related to environmental harm or consumer protection. These lawsuits stem from misleading claims about the health and safety of products.

Cy pres awards directly support EWG’s work shining a spotlight on outdated legislation, harmful agricultural practices and industry loopholes that pose a risk to our health and the health of our environment. EWG uses cy pres funds to support our: 

  • Research and education. Enhance our research into harmful chemicals in consumer products, food, and water, and educate the public and policymakers about our findings.
  • Advocacy. Support legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts aimed at reducing exposure to harmful chemicals and promoting transparency in labeling.
  • Consumer guides. Develop and update consumer guides, like EWG’s Skin Deep® cosmetics database and the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, to help consumers make safer choices.

 To help support our mission through cy pres, please email Wes at [email protected]