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10.03.2014

Changing Prosecutor Practices

A recent report by a Public Welfare Foundation grantee recommends different ways to determine how effective federal prosecutors are, including whether their actions help reduce mass incarceration.… Full Story

10.01.2014

Better Protections for Temporary Workers

A new law in California and a new online tool will help prevent employers from cheating or abusing temps and guest workers.… Full Story

09.24.2014

Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

The foundation’s Board of Directors approves more than $4 million in grants to a dozen organizations across the country.… 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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