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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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02.09.2018

Who is Locked Up in Youth Prisons?

A new video released by Youth First, a Public Welfare Foundation grantee, outlines why closing youth prisons is a racial justice issue.… Full Story

02.08.2018

Helping People—and Communities—Thrive After Prison

Colorado has developed a groundbreaking approach to serving those returning from incarceration that is transforming lives, supporting communities, and promoting locally-driven public safety solutions. … Full Story

02.02.2018

Combatting Wage Theft

Workers who consistently are not paid what they are owed are helped by advocates like the National Employment Law Project, a Public Welfare Foundation grantee.… 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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