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The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. Read More

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03.22.2017

New Ways to Increase Access to Justice

A program in Washington State uses specially trained individuals to help people with particular legal problems.… Full Story

03.10.2017

Stop Punishing Youth Like Adults in Court

Justice reform advocates in California, including families affected by murder and incarceration, have made enormous strides in getting youth out of the adult criminal justice system. … Full Story

03.07.2017

Treating Kids Like Kids

A new report by two Public Welfare Foundation grantees shows continuing momentum on keeping youth out of adult courts.… Full Story

About Us

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. Read More

Special Initiative:

Civil Legal Aid

A targeted cluster of grants is awarded through the Foundation’s Special Initiative to strengthen core elements of the national legal aid infrastructure, including innovations for better and more effective service delivery. Grants awarded through this initiative are by invitation only.

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Rental Space

The True Reformer Building, a civic and cultural landmark located in Washington, DC's historic U Street/Shaw neighborhood offers two unique meeting/event spaces for use by community organizations and the public. Learn more

Apply for a Grant

The Public Welfare Foundation has a two-step application process that includes both a letter of inquiry (LOI) and a full proposal. We invite full proposals after reviewing letters of inquiry. Learn more

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