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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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04.04.2018

How to Help Youth of Color Charged with Violent Offenses

New brief outlines a community-driven approach for keeping youth out of prison and helping them succeed.… Full Story

03.20.2018

Ana Yáñez-Correa Leaves Public Welfare Foundation

She will join the office of Commissioner Rodney Ellis in Harris County, Texas.… Full Story

03.19.2018

Don’t Punish Youth So Harshly

A prominent group of criminal justice leaders urges the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case of a youth sentenced to more than 200 years in prison. … Full Story

About Us

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

Special Opportunities Program

Race, Redemption and Restoration

A targeted cluster of grants is made through the Foundation’s Special Opportunities Program with a focus on race, redemption and restoration. To apply for grants in these areas, please submit a Letter of Inquiry.

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Special Initiative:

Civil Legal Aid

While the Foundation is not giving new grants under this initiative, there is still ongoing work to enhance the civil legal system. Learn more.

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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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