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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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04.06.2017

The Impact of Incarceration

Facts and Figures: Some of the effects of imprisoning so many people in America… Full Story

03.30.2017

One Solution to the Access Crisis in our Civil Justice System

In an opinion column for Governing magazine, Public Welfare Foundation President & CEO Mary McClymont highlights new efforts in seven states to give people the help they need in court. … Full Story

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

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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