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12.05.2014

Funders Examine the Future of Work

A two-day briefing on work trends and the implications for low-income workers. … Full Story

11.21.2014

“Food Chains” Opens Today

A new documentary exposes exploitation of some of the nation’s tomato pickers and shows how they are fighting back – and winning. … Full Story

11.13.2014

Public Welfare Foundation Receives Award

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association honors the Foundation with its Justice Through Philanthropy Award during its annual conference this week. … 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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