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

Latest News

07.10.2017

Public Welfare Foundation Selects New President & CEO

Candice C. Jones, who has executive experience in the public, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors, has been chosen by the Board of Directors as the Foundation’s next leader.… Full Story

06.30.2017

Forcing Employees into Arbitration

Workers are increasingly compelled to settle disputes with employers through private proceedings, giving up their right to go to court. … Full Story

06.30.2017

Justice for All Project Receives New Support

The Kresge Foundation has joined the Public Welfare Foundation in funding a project housed at the National Center for State 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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