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06.03.2016

Who is Pushing to Keep Kids out of Adult Court?

Advocates have helped change state laws and policies that have been harmful to youth, their families, and communities.… Full Story

06.02.2016

Correctional Control in the States

A state-by-state look at different forms of mass incarceration is the subject of a new report by a Public Welfare Foundation grantee.… Full Story

05.16.2016

Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

The Board of Directors approved $3.5 million for seven organizations working on various projects around 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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