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01.30.2015

Keeping Youth Closer to Home Yields Better Results

Juvenile justice reforms in Texas demonstrate that supervising youth in communities is more effective than locking them up in state-run facilities. … Full Story

01.09.2015

Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

The Board of Directors approves more than $2.8 million in grants to half a dozen organizations across the country. … Full Story

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

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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