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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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05.19.2015

Racial Disparities and Justice

James Bell and Titus Kaphar, two experts who tackle incarceration from different perspectives, spoke to the Public Welfare Foundation’s Board of Directors last week.… Full Story

05.18.2015

Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

The Board of Directors approves more than $3.5 million in grants to 10 organizations around the country.… Full Story

05.04.2015

A Star Turn for Justice Reform

Famous singer-songwriter John Legend is speaking out on behalf of criminal and juvenile justice reform and appearing with Public Welfare Foundation grantees.… Full Story

About Us

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

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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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