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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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09.18.2018

Public Welfare Foundation Announces New Grants

The Board of Directors of the Public Welfare Foundation approved over $3 million in grants to seven organizations, including more…… Full Story

08.07.2018

Public Welfare Foundation Announces Director of Strategy and New Ventures

Alise Marshall brings philanthropic and federal government experience to a new position at the Foundation.… Full Story

06.06.2018

Public Welfare Foundation Awards One Million Dollar Grant to Common Justice

Grant to advance community-based alternatives to incarceration and change the narrative about violence… Full Story

About Us

The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. Read More

Special Opportunities Program

Race, Redemption and Restoration

A targeted cluster of grants is made through the Foundation’s Special Opportunities Program with a focus on race, redemption and restoration. To apply for grants in these areas, please submit a Letter of Inquiry.

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Special Initiative:

Civil Legal Aid

While the Foundation is not giving new grants under this initiative, there is still ongoing work to enhance the civil legal system. Learn more.

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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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