The Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) is a public interest law firm that focuses on racial and economic issues in the state of Mississippi. The center has also provided legal support for left-of-center causes such as challenging pro-life laws in the state and providing legal assistance to illegal immigrants detained as a result of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids. 
MCJ is funded by multiple foundations including George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Atlantic Philanthropies, as well as through multiple grants from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Mississippi Center for Justice is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm that focuses on racial and economic cases in the state of Mississippi. It was founded in 2003 by Martha J. Bergmark, a prominent attorney who was named the received the Public Interest Pioneer designation from the left-of-center Stern Family Fund; the award came with a $200,000 grant to launch the Mississippi Center for Justice. 
The Mississippi Center for Justice received funding from multiple sources including foundations and government grants.
The MCJ has received multiple grants from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a federal Cabinet-level agency responsible for administering federal housing assistance programs and other housing-related regulations.  HUD gave the Mississippi Center for Justice a $125,000 Education and Outreach grant in 2014; these grants are awarded to groups that provide education to the public and housing providers regarding rights and responsibilities under federal, state, or local laws that are that are substantially equivalent to the Fair Housing Act. 
HUD also granted MCJ two grants in 2016, one of these was a grant of $86,473 as part of the department’s Fair Housing Organizations Initiative which focused on enhancing the ability of non-profit fair housing organizations to continue to enforce the Fair Housing Act. The other grant was for $125,000 as part of the HUD’s Education and Outreach Initiative. 
The Department of Housing and Urban Development also granted MCJ another grant of $300,000 in 2018 as part of its Private Enforcement Initiative, which funds non-profit fair housing organizations in order for them to test or enforce activities to prevent “discriminatory housing practices.” HUD also granted the center another $125,000 in 2018 as part of its Education and Outreach Initiative. 
The Atlantic Philanthropies is a collection of principally overseas private foundations that provide major support to international left-wing advocacy organizations, and is involved in left-of-center politics by taking advantage of weak restrictions on the funding of 501(c)(4) advocacy groups by offshore foundations, most notably through spending in the 2016 general elections via the secretive left-of-center advocacy group Civic Participation Action Fund, which it reportedly provided with $50 million in support.  The Atlantic Philanthropies granted the Mississippi Center for Justice $800,000 in 2009, $600,000 in 2012, and $500,000 in 2013 to promote increased government control of health care. 
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is the seventh-largest private foundation in the United States and focuses explicitly on race-based causes. Alongside the $1,000,000 grant it provided the Mississippi Center for Justice in 2016 for “thriving children,” the foundation has also funded left-of-center organizations such as the Tides Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
The Open Society Foundations, a network of more than 20 national and regional foundations that have given hundreds of millions to left-wing political organizations including multi-million dollar gifts to the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood, presented the Mississippi Center for Justice with a $75,000 grant in 2017 for the center’s anti-bullying project that would focus on reducing “bullying related to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and religion.”  MCJ was also included in a $100,000 grant in 2013 that was collectively awarded to five Mississippi-based groups to increase the income and influence of minority communities in the state. 
The Mississippi Center for Justice also received multiple grants from the Kresge Foundation, a left-of-center philanthropic organization that funds left-of-center and liberal organizations that support causes such as illegal immigration, aggressive environmentalism, and race issues. The foundation granted MCJ $350,000 in 2012 for “organizational improvements and capacity building,” as well as another $300,000 grant in 2013 for general operations support, staffing, coaching, and programming. 
The center also received a $200,000 grant for general operations in 2015 from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, a grant-making foundation that focuses on giving to organizations and groups based on their adherence to left-of-center policy.   
The Marguerite Casey Foundation, a left-of-center private foundation notable for its support of left-of-center community organizing, including the now-defunct ACORN network, and being related to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, granted the Mississippi Center for Justice $300,000 for “general support” in 2018. 
The Mississippi Center for Justice, alongside Lambda Legal, a left-leaning, LGBT advocacy organization based in New York City, filed a lawsuit in 2017 against the “Religious Liberty Accommodations Act,” which protects by law “sincerely held religious beliefs or moral conviction for persons, religious organizations, and private organizations,” which would prevent government intervention if a person, business, or religious institution act “based upon or in a manner consistent with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.”  The lawsuit argued that House Bill 1523 was unconstitutional with the MCJ claiming “LGBT Mississippians should not have to endure even more profound discrimination.” 
MCJ alongside the Center for Reproductive Rights, an abortion advocacy group which frequently sues to overturn pro-life laws in the United States, brought forward a lawsuit in 2017 against Mississippi legislation prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks’ gestation. The Center for Reproductive Rights claimed that the ban was a “coordinated strategy to undermine or eliminate women’s constitutional rights to legal abortion,” and had nothing to do with healthcare but “shaming women.”  The two groups also worked together in 2019 to challenge a 6-week abortion ban brought forward by the state, claiming the ban was unconstitutional. 
The Mississippi Center for Justice created a “rapid response legal team” in 2019, to provide legal assistance for illegal immigrants who were detained in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in Mississippi. The center also offered legal help to those that were facing removal.